da Vinci Pyeloplasty - Treatment and Recovery Options for Urinary Obstruction
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that savvy patients have options other than conventional surgery. San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has invested in the latest, most precise technology - the da Vinci Robot Surgical System, an exciting new treatment option in minimally invasive surgery for conditions including urinary obstruction. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options via a da vinci Pyeloplasty, an advanced robotic technic considered a laparoscopic Pyeloplasty.
What is a Pyeloplasty?
Pyeloplasty is a surgical procedure that removes the blockage in the urinary system. During surgery, your doctor 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. Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty provides patients with a safe and effective way to perform reconstructive surgery of a narrowing or scarring where the ureter (the tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder) attaches to the kidney through a minimally invasive procedure. da Vinci Pyeloplasty is a new robotic surgery that treats these underlying conditions that may be more effective and less painful that older, traditional procedures.
Pyeloplasty is used to correct a blockage or narrowing of the ureter where it leaves the kidney. This abnormal condition is called a ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction and can cause poor and sluggish drainage of urine from the kidney. UPJ obstruction can even result in abdominal and flank pain, stones, infection, high blood pressure and deterioration of kidney function.
Pyeloplasty - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that might warrant a Pyeloplasty such as urinary obstruction, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for Pyeloplasty.
A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for Pyeloplasty and other urological procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urological surgery. The da Vinci robot allows the surgeon to perform a Pyeloplasty via laparoscopic surgery and the advantages of this minimally invasive Pyeloplasty are many.
You may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions. Advantages include -
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain from surgery
- Lower risk of infection
da Vinci is a robotic surgery system in which the surgeon controls a robot through advanced technology. Even with this advanced robotic surgical treatment for conditions such as kidney cancer or blockage of the ureters, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery such as a robotic / da Vinci Pyeloplasty is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is a Pyeloplasty via da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
The conditions which may warrant a Pyeloplasty are complex, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci Pyeloplasty is one of the newer robotic techniques and has been very successful, when used appropriately. Ultimately, however, only you and your surgeon can decide if da Vinci Pyeloplasty is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Take the first step and make an appointment with a CPMC physician today. We have several surgeons qualified to use the da Vinci robot for Pyeloplasty - reflecting an investment in the best surgical technologies used by some of the best surgeons in San Francisco, in California, and in the United States as a whole. We are one of the top-rated da Vinci robotic surgical centers in California, and our staff looks forward to identifying the best treatment options and guidelines for you.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.