When Is Urinary Tract Reconstruction Necessary?

Are you suffering from flank pain, difficulty urinating, or other signs of bladder dysfunction? Your urinary tract could be scarred or narrowed, requiring surgery to fix it. Today's surgical techniques allow for fast, accurate surgery done in record time for a swifter recovery.

Dr. Alex Lesani, is an experienced surgeon who treats urological conditions here at our clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he provides urinary tract reconstruction procedures using robotic technology. This method can provide you with the least invasive option and restore your bladder function while salvaging your self-confidence.

Causes of bladder dysfunction 

Severe bladder dysfunction can be due to urine collecting in the kidneys, caused by kidney stones, trauma, or complications with previous surgery. If the passing of kidney stones or surgery damages the urethra, a urinary tract repair may be called for. 

There are two main types of damage that indicate a need for urinary tract reconstruction treatment: ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral strictures.

Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction

UPJ obstruction occurs when the connection between the kidneys (which produce urine) and the ureters (which take the urine to the bladder) is blocked. This can cause pain at the front of the abdomen that radiates down into the groin, and eventual damage to the urethra. 

Ureteral strictures

Ureteral strictures can narrow one or both of the ureters as well as the urethra itself due to scarring, which is often caused by the passage of kidney stones. The main signs of this kind of damage are difficulty or pain when urinating, blood in the urine, and repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs.)

Robot-assisted urinary tract reconstruction

Dr. Lesani can perform a procedure known as pyeloplasty, which allows him to complete a minimally invasive repair of the kidney’s drainage system. The surgery is done using tiny tools inserted through a very small incision. This is known as laparoscopy. It’s the least invasive way to do urinary tract surgery. 

Dr. Lesani makes the process even more accurate and swift using robotic assistance to precisely place the tools and guide the surgery using a control console. 

The benefits of robotics

The benefits of robotic pyeloplasty include:

If you have constant urinary tract infections or bladder dysfunction, robotic laparoscopic urinary tract reconstruction could resolve your issues. To learn more, contact our office at 702-470-2579 or schedule an appointment online. 

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