Pediatric Urology
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Ours is the only pediatric urology program in the state that offers laparoscopic and robotic surgery. An alternative to open surgery, these methods offer numerous advantages including shorter hospital stay and recovery time, and less scarring and pain.

Robotic surgery is a growing field in pediatric urology. Surgeons are able to make precise surgical maneuvers by taking advantage of technology that increases surgical dexterity, improves magnification and utilizes three-dimensional imagery.

Procedures that can benefit from this technique include:

  • Partial and total nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Ureteral reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux

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