Laparoscopic pyeloplasty

Laparoscopic pyeloplasty

What are the Procedures for Laparoscopic pyeloplasty?


It is performed by putting the patient under general anesthesia. The operation lasts four hours.

The surgery is performed through three incisions made in the abdominal area. Through these keyhole incisions instruments are used to locate, view, and repair the defect.

A ureteral stent, which is like a tube, is inserted in the ureter at the last to connect the Pyeloplasty repair. It helps to drain the kidney and remains in place for four weeks and then removed by the doctor.

What are the Procedures for Laparoscopic pyeloplasty?


It is performed by putting the patient under general anesthesia. The operation lasts four hours.

The surgery is performed through three incisions made in the abdominal area. Through these keyhole incisions instruments are used to locate, view, and repair the defect.

A ureteral stent, which is like a tube, is inserted in the ureter at the last to connect the Pyeloplasty repair. It helps to drain the kidney and remains in place for four weeks and then removed by the doctor.

What are the Risks and Complications of Laparoscopic pyeloplasty?


There are risks and potential complications associated with this procedure like:

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Infection

  • Hernia

  • Urine leakage

  • Nearby Tissue /organ injury-bowel, blood vessels, liver, spleen pancreas and gallbladder etc.

  • Need for additional open surgery in case there are complications encountered during the Laparoscopic procedure. This is rare.

  • Failure in repairing UPJ blockage due to recurrent scarring.

What are the Risks and Complications of Laparoscopic pyeloplasty?


There are risks and potential complications associated with this procedure like:

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Infection

  • Hernia

  • Urine leakage

  • Nearby Tissue /organ injury-bowel, blood vessels, liver, spleen pancreas and gallbladder etc.

  • Need for additional open surgery in case there are complications encountered during the Laparoscopic procedure. This is rare.

  • Failure in repairing UPJ blockage due to recurrent scarring.

How Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is Recovered?


  • After the surgery, the patient is taken to recovery and monitored. Patients are required to stay at the hospital for two to three nights.

  • The catheter inserted is removed the day after surgery. Pain at the operated site in the form of mild shoulder pain and gas are common side effects seen after the surgery.

  • Patients can resume normal activities and work in two to four weeks after the surgery. Strenuous activity is to be avoided during recovery.

  • The ureteral stent can be discomforting while peeing and initially you may also notice some blood in the urine. The stent is taken out in six weeks after the surgery.

How Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is Recovered?


  • After the surgery, the patient is taken to recovery and monitored. Patients are required to stay at the hospital for two to three nights.

  • The catheter inserted is removed the day after surgery. Pain at the operated site in the form of mild shoulder pain and gas are common side effects seen after the surgery.

  • Patients can resume normal activities and work in two to four weeks after the surgery. Strenuous activity is to be avoided during recovery.

  • The ureteral stent can be discomforting while peeing and initially you may also notice some blood in the urine. The stent is taken out in six weeks after the surgery.

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