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Urology

 
At Touro, our physicians perform a number of urological procedures with the da Vinci Surgical System:

Radical Prostatectomy 
Radical prostatectomy is a surgery done to remove all of the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it to treat prostate cancer.
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Radical Prostatectomy w/Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy is a procedure used to remove lymph nodes in the pelvis for examination under a microscope to see if they contain cancer.
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Older gentleman standing at park benchPartial Nephrectomy
Partial nephrectomy is the removal of part of the damaged kidney.
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Radical Nephrectomy
Radical nephrectomy is the removal of one entire kidney, the surrounding lymph nodes, and the adrenal gland.
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Nephroureterectomy
A nephroureterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done to remove the renal pelvis, kidney and entire ureter, along with the bladder cuff, in an attempt to provide the greatest likelihood of survival.
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Renal Cyst Ablation
A renal cyst ablation is the removal of symptomatic kidney cysts for patients that experience flank pain, abdominal pain or have an obstructed kidney due to kidney cysts while preserving the remainder of the kidney.
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Pyeloplasty
A pyeloplasty is the removal of the blockage in the urinary system. During surgery, the surgeon 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.
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Adrenalectomy
An adrenalectomy is the removal of one adrenal gland (unilateral adrenalectomy), the removal of both adrenal glands (bilateral adrenalectomy), or partial removal of one or both adrenal glands.
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Complex Radical Prostatectomy (>100 g)
A complex radical prostatectomy  is a surgery to remove all of the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it, to treat prostate cancer and the prostate gland is larger than 100 grams.
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Radical Cystectomy w/Ileal Conduit
A radical cystectomy with ileal conduit is the removal of the whole bladder and then, by using a small segment of the small intestine, the surgeon will create an artifical opening on the surface of the skin for urine to pass outside the body into a collecting pouch attached to the skin.
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Radical Cystectomy w/Neobladder
A radical cystectomy with ileal conduit is the removal of the whole bladder and then, by using the intestinal tract, a "new" bladder is formed.
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Ureteral Reimplantation
A ureteral reimplantation is a surgery to create a new, longer tunnel for the ureter to pass through the bladder wall.
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Ureterolithotomy
A ureterolithotomy is a procedure used to remove stones from the ureter.
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Sacral Colpopexy
Sacral Colpopexy is a procedure to surgically correct vaginal prolapse where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. 
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The #1 Treatment Choice for Prostate Cancer
Today, if your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a very effective, minimally invasive procedure called da Vinci Surgery. This procedure uses state-of-the-art technology designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive prostate cancer surgery available today.

For most patients, da Vinci Surgery offers numerous potential benefits over open surgery including:

  • Excellent cancer control
  • Faster return of urinary continence
  • Faster return of sexual function
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Low level of pain
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Lower risk of infection, complications
  • Faster recover and return to normal activities
In addition, compared to radiation treatment, prostatectomy offers men with localized prostate cancer improved survival rates. As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System 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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