The physicians of Emory Urology have extensive experience in laparoscopic and robotic pyeloplasty for the reconstruction of congenital kidney blockages. During the robotic pyeloplasty procedure, surgeons reattach the healthy portion of the kidney to the ureter, or the set of narrow tubes that transport urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
The robotic pyeloplasty technique restores urine flow and allows complete reconstruction to be achieved in 95% of patients undergoing the procedure.
Benefits of robotic pyeloplasty using the da Vinci robot over more traditional techniques include minimal blood loss during the procedure, lessened pain and discomfort after the procedure, less internal and external scarring, better clinical outcomes and faster recovery times. Most patients undergoing robotic pyeloplasty require just a one night hospital stay.