Urinary reconstruction surgery is a procedure that can help treat blockages and obstructions in the urinary tract. This surgery is performed by urologists and involves repairing damaged areas to restore normal urine flow and kidney function.
Urinary blockages can be present at birth, which is known as a congenital condition. However, urinary obstructions can also develop later in life due to factors like:
Some symptoms that may indicate a urinary blockage include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your urologist right away for an evaluation.
There are a few different surgical options to remove urinary obstructions and repair any damage. The type of surgery recommended will depend on factors like the location and severity of the blockage.
The da Vinci system allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive pyeloplasty using tiny instruments guided by a 3D high-definition camera. This gives the surgeon a magnified view inside the patient’s body to precisely repair the urinary blockage. The da Vinci instruments can bend and rotate similar to a human wrist, enabling great control and accuracy. This minimally invasive approach typically results in shorter hospital stays, less pain, and faster recovery compared to open surgery.
Urinary reconstruction surgery is very effective at treating blockages when performed by a skilled urologic surgeon. To determine if it’s right for you:
There are many excellent minimally invasive treatment options available today. Schedule a consultation with a urologist to learn more. Relief from urinary blockages is possible with the right surgical care.