Minimally Invasive Surgery/Robotic Urologic Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is the most leading-edge surgery offered by our urologists and normally allows patients to enjoy a faster recovery with better outcomes. This technique involves using optical magnifying scopes through small incisions in the body called ports to remove diseased organs or correct urologic problems. We have one of the few fellowship-trained minimally invasive urological surgeons in the Kansas City area.
Our urologic surgeons are very experienced in endourological, laparoscopic and robotic techniques, which can result in less pain, faster return to work and less scarring than traditional "open surgery." From operations as complex as robotic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic/robotic nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic/robotic nephroureterectomy, robotic cystectomy, and robotic pyeloplasty to repair of kidney blockages, to kidney stone techniques with ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, our urologists have the most experience with these techniques in the Kansas City area.
Building on these procedures, our physicians are exploring newer options using robotics, laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery to improve patient care. The ultimate goal is to minimize discomfort for our patients and to return them to their normal activities as soon as possible. We are the first in the region to use the new da Vinci® Si System.
With two robotic systems, expert surgeons and highly-trained robotic surgery teams, we are continually expanding our services and quickly becoming a high volume center for newer procedures like robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic nephroureterctomy and robotic cystectomy.
Robotic surgery technologies
The da Vinci® Surgical System offers minimally invasive surgical options that might not be available with standard laparoscopy.