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Robotic Pyeloplasty

Robotic Pyeloplasty

Remove blockages in the urinary tract with a minimally invasive procedure known as robotic pyeloplasty.

In a healthy urinary tract, urine drains from the kidney into the ureter and down into the bladder. But blockages can occur in the uretero pelvic junction (UPJ), where the kidney meets the ureter.

Fortunately, these blockages can often be removed. Augusta University Medical Center provides this procedure for patients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the Southeast.

Robotic Pyeloplasty

Remove blockages in the urinary tract with a minimally invasive procedure known as robotic pyeloplasty.

In a healthy urinary tract, urine drains from the kidney into the ureter and down into the bladder. But blockages can occur in the uretero pelvic junction (UPJ), where the kidney meets the ureter.

Fortunately, these blockages can often be removed. Augusta University Medical Center provides this procedure for patients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the Southeast.

How it Works

During this procedure, the surgeon inserts small instruments and a camera through keyhole incisions in the abdomen and uses these instruments to dissect the kidney. He or she then surgically removes the obstruction through one of the incisions.

The urinary tract is then reconstructed to repair any damage caused by the buildup in fluid pressure and prevent recurrent obstructions. Kidney stones may also be removed, and a stent is placed to help with healing. The stent is removed several weeks later in a physician’s office.

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 the blockage
  • Better visualization, which is critical when working around delicate and confined structures or removing tumors or blockages

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
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