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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Urology Surgery: Procedures Offered

  • Bladder and neurogenic bladder cystoplasty: reconstruction of the bladder (enlargement of bladder with bowel)
  • Fetal urological surgery: surgery before the fetus is born
  • Heminephrectomy/ureterectomy: removal of part of one of the kidneys (duplex kidney) and/or removal of the ureter
  • Intersex: removal of abnormal gonads, ovarian cyst
  • Megaureter corrections: correction of dilated and obstructed ureter
  • Mitrofanoff (appendicovesicostomy): surgical procedure attaching the appendix to the urinary bladder to provide an outlet for urine (continent catheterizable channel)
  • Nephrectomy/nephroureterctomy: removal of one of the kidneys/ removal of a kidney and the ureter
  • Orchidopexy: correction of undescended testis
  • Pyeloplasty: removal of an obstruction (UPJ) and reconnection of the kidney drainage system
  • Ureteric reimplantation: vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
  • Varicocele treatment: ligation of abnormal dilated veins draining the testis