Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery

Excellence in minimally invasive urology, in particular laparoscopic urology, has been a hallmark of UW Health Urology since 1995.


The Laparoscopic Approach


Laparoscopy is a form of minimally invasive surgery, where standard, open, "large" incision surgery is replaced with "keyhole" incision surgery. The laparoscopic approach duplicates the open surgery, but shortens hospital stay, recovery, and decreases the overall pain a patient undergoes following the procedure.


Laparoscopic Operations in Urology

  • Laparoscopic lymphocoelectomy
  • Laparoscopic bladder repair
  • Laparoscopic colposuspension
  • Laparoscopic exploration for undescended testes
  • Laparoscopic orchidopexy
  • Laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Laparoscopic renal cyst decortication
  • Laparoscopic simple nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • Bilateral laparoscopic simple nephrectomy
  • Bilateral laparoscopic radical nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy for polycystic kidney disease
  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy
  • Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic cryoablation of renal tumors
  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

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