Robot-Assisted Surgery in Pediatric Urology

Some urological conditions may be treated with a surgical procedure. When surgery options are considered, our pediatric urologists use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce pain, length of hospital stays and the appearance of surgical scars. Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is one minimally invasive approach that combines the skills of specially trained surgeons with a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system.

Urological surgery procedures may include:

  • Appendicocecostomy diversion, also called Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) procedure

  • Appendicovesicostomy

  • Bladder reconstruction

  • Kidney reconstruction, including partial nephrectomy

  • Pyeloplasty: ureteropelvic junction obstruction surgery

  • Ureter reconstruction

  • Ureteral reimplantation: vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) surgery

Our pediatric urologists will provide details about whether robot-assisted surgery or other surgical options may be an option. Learn more about Robot-Assisted Surgery at Nationwide Children’s.