14 Nov Robotic Assisted Surgery for Urethral Conditions
What are the different urethral conditions that may require surgical involvement?
The ureter is nothing but a tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. The upper half of the ureter is found in the abdomen, while the lower half is to be found in the pelvic area. This tube has thick walls, which have contractility.
Conditions affecting ureter may affect the passage of urine and blockage may lead to inflammation of kidney.
Some of the common urethral conditions are given below, which may require surgery, are
- Infections of the urinary area & system
- External trauma (like any accident or other physical injury)
- Scarring due to previous surgery
- Retro-peritoneal Fibrosis
- Urethral Re-flux
- Blockage between kidney and ureter.
- Radiation Therapy in surrounding organs (Example- cervical cancer)
Any kind of delay in treatment of these conditions can result in permanent damage of the kidney.
What are the types of Robotic Surgical Procedures for Urethral Problems? There are many surgical procedures are available to treat these problems, such as:
- Robotic Surgery for Removing Urethral Blockages: This procedure removes the blocked portion of the ureter and reconnects the healthy ends in order to create new patent tube for passage of urine.
- Robotic-Assisted Urethral Re-implantation: This procedure is done if the urethral blockage is near the bladder. The ureter is sewed directly into the bladder bypassing the blockage.
- Robotic-Assisted Urinary Tract Reconstruction: This is done for Vesicoureteral reflux, when urine flows backwards- from the bladder towards the kidney).
Depending on your condition, Dr Usha Kumar – one of the best robotic surgeon in Delhi can help you choose the best robotic surgery.