Robotic Nephroureterectomy

Removal of the entire kidney and drainage tube (ureter) is termed Nephroureterectomy and is performed in cases of renal pelvis and ureter cancer . Robotic Nephroureterectomy involves removal of the kidney and ureter using minimally invasive technique assisted by the DaVinci Robot. Traditionally these are removed through large, often painful incisions on the side or overlying the ribs. This required a several day hospital stay and prolonged recovery compared to minimally invasive surgery. Jackson Clinic Urologists are skilled in performing partial or total removal of the kidney utilizing the Da Vinci® surgical robot

Pictured Below:

Left: Traditional Open Surgery Incision

Right: Small, Robotic Kidney surgery incisions with DaVinci Robot

Utilization of the da Vinci® robot offers the following advantages to traditional open kidney surgery:

  • Less Blood loss
  • Less Pain
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Fewer complications
  • Smaller incisions