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Urologic Surgery

Watch how two prostatectomy patients discovered they had prostate cancer and why they decided to go with the da Vinci® robotically assisted surgery at Kettering Health Network.
Kettering Health Network surgeons at Kettering and Soin medical centers perform robotic-assisted urological surgery.

Urologic issues are those affecting your urinary track and reproductive/sexual organs.

Common urologic conditions that may require surgery include:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer

Our Robotic-Assisted Urologic Surgical Procedures Include:

Prostatectomy includes surgical procedures to remove part (partial prostatectomy) or all of the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy). The surgeon will either perform the surgery using a scope, or just several small incisions in your lower abdomen to remove the prostate.

If you've been diagnosed with a kidney tumor (renal cell carcinoma), depending on your disease state and tumor location, you may not have to lose your entire kidney to surgery. This surgical technique is called partial nephrectomy or kidney-sparing surgery. The goal is to remove only the diseased part of your kidney sparing the healthy, functioning kidney tissue.

If you've been diagnosed with blockage in the ureter (ureteropelvic junction obstruction), robotic assisted pyeloplasty is the most state-of-the-art treatment option. Robotic-assisted pyeloplasty requires a general anesthetic and just three tiny incisions in your abdomen.

Ureteral (urinary tract) reimplant surgery changes the way an abnormally positioned ureter connects with the bladder. Ureteral surgery requires precise suturing and the ability to change the field of vision from the bladder extending to the kidney. This is accomplished safely using minimally invasive robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

If you've been diagnosed with bladder cancer, a cystectomy (removal of your urinary bladder) with urinary diversion (a way to urinate) may be recommended by your doctor. Robotic assisted intracorporeal urinary diversions include two options following bladder removal:

  • A urostomy (ileal conduit) in which urine is drained into a detached section of the small intestine, and out through an opening in the abdomen (stoma).
  • Construction of a neobladder through a reshaped section of your small intestines.

If you've been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, sacrocolpopexy may be recommended by your doctor. The procedure surgically corrects vaginal vault prolapse where mesh is used to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. The procedure is performed through just five small incisions.