da Vinci® Pyeloplasty

da Vinci® Pyeloplasty

(Urinary Reconstruction Surgery)

If you or a loved one has a urinary obstruction (something that stops the flow of urine), your doctor may suggest surgery. This type of surgery is called a pyeloplasty. Doctors remove the blockage and reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter (tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder).

Surgery can be done using open surgery through one large incision. It can also be done using minimally invasive surgery – through a few small incisions – with traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci Surgery.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

da Vinci technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System is a robotic–assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

Risks & Considerations Related to Pyeloplasty (surgery for a urinary blockage): infection of the kidney, leaking of urine, narrowing of the urethra, bowel injury, kidney stones, narrowing or movement of the stent, blood in the urine, prolonged leaking of urine.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer tohttp://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.

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