Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery has inherent advantages for the patient, including a decrease in post operative pain, shorter hospital stay, shorter convalesce and a better cosmetic result. During the last decade, laparoscopic surgery has rapidly spread in the field of urology.
Laparoscopy is appropriately used for surgery of the adrenal gland and the kidney (including cases of kidney tumors). Performing laparoscopy, as opposed to traditionally invasive surgery, has increased the public's willingness to donate kidneys. Furthermore, reconstructive surgery of the ureter and renal pelvis is now feasible and more effective.
For women, laparoscopic management of pelvic floor dysfunction offers a definitive treatment for problems such as cystocele, rectocele, uterine prolapse and associated urinary incontinence.
For men, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy may be offered for localized prostate cancer, providing excellent results in terms of disease control, urinary continence and preservation of erectile function.
Laproscopic surgery is a well-established, effective approach to many urological operations.
For information on laparoscopic procedures in urology:
Dr. Ran Katz
Phone: 972-2-6776874; 972-2-6778899