Our surgery suites are equipped for minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to speed patient recovery. Laparoscopic urology procedures include treatment for kidney, adrenal, testicular and prostrate cancer; urinary incontinence, and kidney stone removal.
Urologic procedures are recommended for treating kidney, adrenal, testicular or prostate cancer. They may also be used to treat urinary incontinence in men and urinary incontinence in women, as well as kidney stone removal.
A cystoscopy is a test designed to give your doctor a look inside your urethra and bladder. The use of a cystoscope allows a closer look than x- rays, and it can be used to remove small bladder stones.
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This procedure removes whole kidney stones or stone fragments through a tube inserted in a small incision in the back. Learn more about kidney stone removal.
Minor complications associated with this procedure are bleeding, development of holes in the kidney, injury to other abdominal injuries and lack of normal kidney function.
Ureteroscopy removes stones in the ureter. A doctor uses a thin viewing instrument passed through the urethra to reach the kidney stones. Using a variety of different instruments, the doctor can remove the stones or break them into smaller pieces to be removed.
The proximity of the stone to the kidney increases the chances of complications that include ureter injury, urinary tract infection, bleeding and abdominal pain.