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Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty

Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to correct a narrowed or blocked ureter (tube that connects the kidney to the bladder). It is indicated for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (obstructions at the region where the ureter funnels out to form the renal pelvis of the kidney).

Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is performed under general anesthesia. A telescope called a cystoscope is placed into the bladder through the urethra. Three to four small incisions are made in the abdomen, near the affected kidney. A laparoscope (narrow fiber-optic tube with camera and light source) and other surgical instruments are inserted through the tiny incisions. The obstruction is opened and the ureter is joined to the kidney with sutures. A narrow tube called a stent is placed into the ureter with the help of X-ray guidance. The stent is held in place for 4 to 6 weeks to support and protect the repair. A catheter may be placed at the end of the procedure to drain urine out of the bladder. The complete surgical procedure takes about 2 to 3 hours. You may have to stay in the hospital for 3 to 5 days after the surgery.

Like all surgical procedures, laparoscopicpyeloplasty may be associated with certain complications, which include:

  • Injury to the surrounding organs
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Rarely, open surgery may be essential

The advantages of laparoscopic pyeloplasty when compared to open pyeloplasty include:

  • Smaller skin incisions and less scarring
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced hospital stay

NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists and the best quality treatments available. For further information regarding Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty, please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/.