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Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure involving the use of a scope and small instruments to look into the abdomen for diagnostic or operative purposes. The procedure is done in the operating room with the patient asleep under general anesthesia. When necessary, additional instruments are used to perform operative laparoscopy.  Many operations can be performed laparoscopicly which minimizes the patients recovery time. 
Recovery is often very rapid.  Patients will have 3-5 incisions each less than 1/2 inch in length that usually heal without difficulty.  Most patients are able to resume full activities within two to three weeks after surgery.
Our surgeons can perform nearly all urologic surgical procedures with a minimally invasive technique. New technologies, such as the da Vinci Robotic system, greatly increase the speed and accuracy needed in reconstructive surgery.
Summary of our Laparoscopic Procedures
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (partial and total)
Removal of a Kidney or part of one, usually for cancer
Laparoscopy Pyeloplasty
Correcting the drainage of the kidney
Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (da Vinci Robot)
Removing the prostate for cancer
Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
Removing lymph nodes for testicular cancer
Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
Removing lymph nodes for prostate cancer
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Removing the adrenal gland