Urology minimally invasive surgeries include:
- Videoscopic techniques allow urologists
to perform a wide range of procedures including
removal of lymph nodes or the opening of obstructed
ureters by manipulating surgical tools through
just a few tiny incisions or through the bladder.
- Laparoscopic bladder suspension and TVT
(tension free vaginal tape) procedure –
For the treatment of stress urinary incontinence,
these minimally invasive alternatives to standard
abdominal surgery for bladder suspension, provide
patients with excellent success rates while
allowing them to return return to full activities
at a faster pace.
- Hand assisted laparoscopy nephrectomy
– Using minimally invasive techniques,
Pennsylvania Hospital urologists are able to
remove the kidney. Patients experience a shorter
hospital stay, less post-operative pain, and
they are able to return to normal activities
within two weeks.
- Cryosurgical prostate ablation –
This minimally invasive procedure freezes the
prostate to remove any tumors. This procedure
poses less risk to patients than standard radical
- Prostate brachytherapy – This
minimally invasive procedure involves ultrasound-guided
implantation of radioactive iodine seeds within
the prostate gland to manage prostate cancer.
- PVP (Photoselective vaporization of the
prostate) procedure – This minimally
invasive procedure uses a high-energy laser
to effectively vaporize prostate tissue to provide
relief for bladder outlet obstruction due to
an enlarged prostate. Patients benefit from
a reduced recovery period and less bleeding
compared to standard surgery.
Victor L. Carpinello, MD
Joseph F. Harryhill, MD
R. Malloy, MD