Robotic Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty at Lowcountry Urology Clinics
The physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC are skilled in the practice of robotic laparoscopic pyeloplasty of the renal pelvis. We invite referring physicians to consider us for their patients who may benefit from this procedure.
As a service to our referring physicians, Lowcountry Urology Clinics would like to present some basic information on robotic laparoscopic pyeloplasty that you may wish to share with your patients.
Definition of Robotic Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis, which helps to drain and decompress an obstructed kidney. Laparascopic means that the procedure is minimally invasive and performed through an incision of 0.5 to 1.5 cm in length. This generally results in less pain, less bleeding and a shorter recovery time. A robotic procedure is one where the Urologist remotely manipulates instruments inside the body while watching a video monitor.
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.
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.
Choose Lowcountry Urology Clinics for Your Patients
For your patients who require a robotic laparoscopic pyeloplasty procedure, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC is a referral you can make with confidence. Contact us today!