Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney. Most commonly it is performed to treat an ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction if residual function is adequate. The obstruction is removed and a larger conduit is created using the tissue of the remaining ureter and renal pelvis.
Pyeloplasty can be performed in children and adults with minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. Inova's state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system provides your doctor with enhanced vision, dexterity, control and precision. the surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions, avoiding the need for a large incision.
Benefits of robotic assisted surgery over open surgery include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer transfusions
- Lower risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery time
- Better clinical outcomes, in many cases
Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our da Vinci robotic surgical specialists.