Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery

Our specialists perform advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery to treat urological conditions such as pelviureteric junction obstruction, kidney cancer and prostate cancer.

Robotic surgery is performed using the DaVinci Robotic system. These procedures shall be performed at St Andrew’s Hospital.

We offer the procedures listed below

  • Laparoscopic varicocele surgery
  • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic radical nephrectomy (removal of whole kidney)
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic partial nephrectomy (removal of part of a kidney)
  • Robotic Radical prostatectomy

  • What is minimally invasive surgery?
What is minimally invasive surgery?

Traditional surgery is performed using an open incision (cut). Minimally invasive surgery involves making small incisions and using technology such as laparoscopic surgery or DaVinci Robotic technology to perform the surgery.

  • What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery ?
What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery ?
  • Smaller incisions mean faster healing and recovery
  • Enhanced vision due to the magnification provided
  • Less risk of bleeding and hernia formation

Certain surgeries still require an open incision. Minimally invasive surgery requires expertise and appropriate training.

  • What type of operations can be performed using minimally invasive methods?
What type of operations can be performed using minimally invasive methods?
  • Kidney
    • Radical nephrectomy (removal of the entire kidney)
    • Partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney)
    • Pyeloplasty
    • Deroofing of renal cyst
  • Prostate
    • Radical prostatectomy (removal of the entire prostate)
  • Testes
    • Varicocele surgery

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