Robotic Nephroureterectomy is a surgical treatment option for transitional cell carcinoma, a cancerous growth in the lining of the urinary tract that can occur in the kidney, ureter or bladder. This surgical option is available when the tumor is confined to the upper ureter or kidney and has not metastasized. Robotic Nephroureterectomy uses tiny incisions to remove the affected kidney, ureter, tumor and surrounding tissue. During this procedure, a surgeon-guided arm inserts instruments and a camera through a small incision in the abdomen to remove the kidney and the ureter. Our patients experience a complication rate below that of national standards and our surgeons are able to remove the tumor with negative margins, indicating complete removal of cancerous cells.
The benefits of Robotic Nephroureterectomy include:
- Precise tumor removal
- Less post-operative pain
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities