The physicians of Urology Associates of Central Missouri have extensive experience in robotic pyeloplasty for the reconstruction of congenital kidney blockages. During the robotic pyeloplasty procedure, surgeons reattach the healthy portion of the kidney to the ureter, or the set of narrow tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder. The robotic pyeloplasty technique restores urine flow and allows complete reconstruction to be achieved in 95% of patients undergoing the procedure.
Benefits of Robotic Pyeloplasty
The benefits of our physicians using the robot to perform this procedure include:
- Better precision
- Improved outcomes
- Faster recovery
- Less post-operative pain
- No disfiguring incision
Frequently Asked Questions
Who May Benefit from Robotic Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty?
Patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) of the kidneys, as well as patients with deteriorating kidney function, a history of urinary tract infection or those with kidney stones may be candidates for robotic laparoscopic pyeloplasty.
What should I expect after the Robotic Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty Procedure?
Your Urologist will typically place a catheter to allow you to urinate without strain. He will also likely place a ureteral stent after a reconstructive procedure to allow adequate drainage while your sutures heal.
This procedure often entails an inpatient stay of a couple of days for observation. Day two may involve some light walking. Your catheter is typically removed before discharge, though the stent may remain in place for a few weeks. Follow up visits will include imaging to ensure that your condition is resolved.