Da Vinci Robot surgery
We use the latest robotic and laparoscopic equipment to treat many urological conditions. These lead to minimal damage to healthy tissue, in other words, they are minimally invasive procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery (also known as keyhole) is minimally invasive and involves tiny incisions rather than larger cuts, and the use of narrow instruments to carry out the treatment.
We have a major laparoscopic urological surgery programme for patients with kidney and prostate problems.
You can get more information on the procedures carried out by the Da Vinci Robot, including:
- Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland)
- Robotic assisted partial nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney)
- Robotic assisted cystectomy (removal of the bladder)
- Robotic assisted pyeloplasty (removal of blockage in ureter)
- Laparoscopic simple / radical Nephrectomy (removal of the kidney)
- Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (for kidney transplants)
- Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (removal of the kidney and ureter)
You can find out more details and contacts for further information about the above on the Newcastle Urology website.