What is Laparoscopic Urology?
Laparoscopic urology deals with treating urinary tract conditions with a minimally invasive technique called the laparoscopy. Be it a condition affecting kidneys, bladder, ureter, penis or testes, it can be corrected with telescopic instruments passed into the body through very small incisions. This is the reason why laparoscopy is also known as keyhole surgery.
A laparoscope is a narrow tube that has a camera and lens attached to it. With a laparoscopic surgery, postoperative pain and bleeding are reduced, the hospital stay is shortened and recovery is accelerated. Laparoscopy can be used to treat many complicated urological conditions with better outcomes and minimal adverse events.
What are the commonly performed Laparoscopic Urology procedures?
Some of the commonly performed laparoscopic urology procedures include:
- Laparoscopic simple nephrectomy: Surgical procedure to remove kidneys.
- Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: Surgical procedure to remove kidneys along with neighboring adrenal gland and lymph nodes.
- Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: Surgical procedure to remove a kidney for donation.
- Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy: Surgical procedure to remove the kidney and the ureter
- Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: Surgical procedure to remove the damaged part of the kidney
- Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty: Surgical procedure to relieve the obstruction between the ureter and the kidney at the ureteropelvic junction
- Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland and tissue around it
- Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy: Surgical procedure to remove the bladder
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