Common Urologic Surgical Procedures and Treatments
Aquablation therapy is an advanced minimally invasive robotic treatment for patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
A laparoscopic nephrectomy is a minimally invasive technique to remove a diseased or cancerous kidney.
Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
One of the most common procedures for an enlarged prostate is Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate using a green light laser. The treatment is a minimally invasive therapy that evaporates the prostate tissue which is blocking the flow of urine from the bladder.
Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
This procedure is used to both diagnose cancer of the bladder and to remove cancerous tissue from the bladder. A resectoscope is used to remove the cancer for biopsy and to burn away any cancer cells. Radical prostatectomy A radical prostatectomy is a procedure to remove the entire prostate gland along with surrounding tissue. The surgeon may also remove nearby lymph nodes to check for cancer spread. Robot-assisted prostatectomy With this type of procedure, surgeons operate with robotic arms to do the surgery through several small incisions in the belly to remove the entire prostate gland and surrounding tissue.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
This is one of the most common surgeries to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In this procedure the surgeon removes portions of the prostate that are restricting urine flow. For this procedure, the scope is inserted through the urethra and therefore there are no incisions or external scars.
A ureteroscopy is a procedure using a ureteroscope, an instrument for examining the inside of the urinary tract. Through the ureteroscope, the physician can see a stone in the ureter and then remove it.