Pyeloplasty

What is pyeloplasty?

A pyeloplasty is a surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis to correct a blockage, known as a ureteropelvic junction.

  • What are the advantages?

     

    A pyeloplasty allows rapid and easy drainage of urine produced by the kidney.

    • It relieves symptoms and the risk of infection.

    • The procedure only takes a few hours.

    • It has a success rate in excess of 95 percent with one operation.

    The incision is usually just below the ribs and just behind a line that would pass from the patient's arm to their leg on the affected side. The incision is usually two to three inches long.

    • How is it performed?

       

      Our doctors perform an open operation to remove the ureteropelvic junction. We then reattach the ureter to the pelvis of the kidney. This creates a much wider junction between the two.

      Usually, the surgery’s incision is just below the ribs, and just behind a line that would pass from the patient's arm to their leg on the affected side. The incision is typically two to three inches long.

      Hospitalization after surgery depends on your child’s age.

      There are a variety of drainage tubes we use to promote healing. Their use depends on the surgeon's preference.