The precision and dexterity of the da Vinci Surgical System's advanced instrumentation provides for a minimally invasive approach to treating kidney disorders and kidney cancer. The da Vinci robot boasts the fastest repair time when closing the kidney because the angle for suturing is superior to traditional laparoscopic surgery. Chilton uses the da Vinci system for partial nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney) and pyeloplasty (to correct urinary obstruction). During pyeloplasty surgery, a physician will reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter – the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Surgeons who Perform Robot-Assisted Kidney Surgery at Chilton: