Urinary Obstruction

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat urinary obstruction, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally invasive approach at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: da Vinci® Surgery for Urinary Obstruction. This surgery, known as pyeloplasty, removes the blockage in the urinary system. During surgery, your doctor will reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter – the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional surgery. For pyeloplasty, it offers several potential benefits over a conventional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Better clinical outcomes, in many cases

da Vinci Surgery incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach. 

Illustration of open kidney surgery incision vs. da Vinci surgery incision on male body

 As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While pyeloplasty using the da Vinci Surgical System is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

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