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Laparoscopic Urology

Compared to traditional open surgery, Laparoscopic urological surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique. This technique involves making small incisions in the abdomen and inserting a laparoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera and light, to view the internal organs. The surgeon then uses specialized instruments to perform the surgery.

Advantages of opting for Laparoscopic surgery over traditional open surgery include:

  • Reduced recovery time
  • Minimum scar
  • Less pain
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay

Laparoscopy has revolutionized surgery by providing the means to perform minimal access (keyhole) surgery. NU Hospitals is counted among the few hospitals to perform a wide range of laparoscopic surgeries to treat various kidney and urological problems such as the following:

  1. Kidney Transplant:
    While transplanting kidney from donor to recipient patient (laparoscopic live donor nephrectomies)
  2. Nephrectomies and its types:
    1. Simple Nephrectomy is the surgical removal of the kidney. This is done when the kidney is non-functional and is the site of infection.
    2. Simple Nephrectomy: A partial nephrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a portion of your kidney while preserving as much healthy kidney tissue as possible. It’s also called nephron-sparing surgery. This technique is one of the preferred treatment options for small to medium kidney tumors, and other conditions that can affect your kidneys.
    3. Radical nephrectomies: A radical nephrectomy is a type of cancer removal surgery where your entire kidney is removed, as well as the fat surrounding it, and sometimes the adrenal gland and lymph nodes.
    4. Renal cyst decortications: Renal cyst decortication is a surgical procedure to remove the wall of a large kidney (renal) cyst so that the fluid can drain. This method uses 3 to 5 small incisions to remove kidney cysts.
  3. Adrenal Gland Tumor Surgery (adrenalectomy): Adrenal gland tumour removal surgery is a surgical procedure for cancer wherein the adrenal gland is removed.
  4. Ureterolithotomy: This refers to the surgical removal of stone/s from the ureter.
  5. Kidney stones: Laparoscopic surgery can be used to remove large kidney stones that cannot be treated with other methods.
  6. Prostate cancer surgery: Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is a minimally invasive technique for complete removal of the prostate gland.
  7. Bladder cancer: Laparoscopic cystectomy is a minimally invasive technique for partial or complete removal of the bladder.
  8. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is a minimally invasive technique for correcting the obstruction between the kidney and ureter.


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