Robotic pyeloplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat a condition called ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). UPJO is a blockage that occurs where the ureter (the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder) meets the renal pelvis (the part of the kidney that collects urine).
During a robotic pyeloplasty, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and inserts a robotic system equipped with surgical instruments and a camera. The surgeon then controls the robotic arms from a console, using a high-definition 3D monitor to guide the instruments and camera.
The surgeon uses robotic instruments to remove the blockage and reconstruct the ureter and renal pelvis. The robotic system provides several advantages over traditional open surgery, including smaller incisions, less blood loss, reduced pain and scarring, and a shorter hospital stay. Additionally, the robotic system allows for greater precision and control during the surgery, which can lead to better outcomes for the patient.
Overall, robotic pyeloplasty is a safe and effective treatment option for UPJO and can provide patients with faster recovery and improved quality of life.