Certain abnormalities and obstructions require surgery to restore the health and function of the urinary tract. Our urologists specialize in some of the safest and most advanced procedures using robotic surgery, including the revolutionary daVinci robotic surgery.

Urological Associates provides compassionate, individualized care for patients of all ages. To find out more about benign robotic surgeries, call the office or request an appointment today.

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FAQs on Benign Robotic Surgeries

What benign conditions can robotic surgery treat?

Also known as robot-assisted surgery, robotic surgery refers to a number of minimally invasive techniques that allow your doctor to perform complex surgeries without the need for large incisions. Robotic surgery gives your urologist more precision and control to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

The goal of benign robotic surgeries is to repair your urinary tract while causing minimal trauma or tissue damage. In most cases, robotic surgery comes with fewer risks and less recovery time than traditional surgery. At Urological Associates, the team performs da Vinci robotic surgery to treat a number of benign conditions like:

  • Fistula
  • Ureter injuries
  • Congenital ureter abnormalities
  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction

What happens during benign robotic surgeries?

Fistula repair

Robotic fistula repair is a surgical procedure to address fistulas of the urinary tract. A fistula occurs when an abnormal opening develops between parts of the urinary tract, like a vesicouterine fistula, which occurs between the bladder and the uterus.

During robotic fistula repair, your urologist uses a robotic arm fitted with small, specialized instruments to close the opening and restore the function of your urinary tract.

Robotic pyeloplasty

Robotic pyeloplasty is a procedure frequently performed on children to treat UPJ obstruction. UPJ obstruction occurs when part of the kidney is blocked, typically in the area where the kidneys meet the ureter. The urologist performs robotic pyeloplasty through several tiny incisions. During the procedure, they remove the obstructed part of the ureter and reattach it to the renal pelvis to restore normal urinary function.

Ureteral reimplant/reconstruction

Ureteral reimplantation or reconstruction is a procedure that corrects ureters that aren’t properly connected to the bladder. Your ureters are responsible for carrying urine from your kidneys to your bladder. Ureter abnormalities can disrupt the pathway of urine through your urinary tract. During the surgery, your urologist repositions and reimplants the ureter into the wall of your bladder.

What other surgeries do you perform?

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Male Sling
  • Artificial Urinary Sphincter
  • Circumcision
  • Coaptite Injection
  • DVIU- (Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy)
  • ESWL- (External Shockwave Lithotripsy)
  • Hyrocelectomy
  • Laser PVP- (Photo-Selective Vaporization of the Prostate)
  • Laproscopic Nephrectomy
  • Olympus Button
  • Orchiectomy
  • PUBO-Vaginal Sling
  • RALRP- (Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy)
  • Robot Assisted Nephrectomy
  • Sacral Neuromodulation (Interstim)
  • Spermatocelectomy
  • Suprapubic Prostatectomy
  • Suprapubic Placement
  • Trans Urethral Resection of the Bladder (TURBT)
  • Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Ureteroscopy/Laserlithotripsy (URS)
  • Varicocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasovasectomy

What should I expect during my consultation?

Depending on your condition, your examination may include:

  • A physical exam
  • Overview of your symptoms and medical history
  • X-ray, ultrasound, or CT Scan