Surgery for Transitional Cell Cancer (TCC) of the Upper Urinary Tract

Transitional cell cancer (TCC) of the upper urinary tract is a cancerous growth in the lining of the urinary tract that can occur in the kidney, ureter or bladder. If you have this condition, you may be a candidate for a type of minimally invasive surgery known as robotic nephroureterectomy, or the surgical removal of the kidney and ureter, available to patients in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

During this procedure, the surgeon inserts small instruments and a camera through key hole incisions in the abdomen and removes the kidney and ureter.

Better Visualization. Greater Precision.

The robotic surgical system lets your surgeon perform a more precise, tremorless procedure. It offers:

  • Superior tools for dissection and removal of damaged tissue or organs
  • Better visualization, which is critical when working around delicate and confined structures or removing tumors

Benefits Over Traditional Open Surgery

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Schedule an online appointment now or call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) to speak to a member of our CARE team. Emergencies are generally seen within 48 hours.