Paediatric Robotic assisted Urological Reconstruction

Robotic assisted Urological treatment in Sarjapur Road | Manipal Hospitals

Robotic assisted urological treatment in Sarjapur Road is a novel minimally invasive surgical technique that uses robotics to improve the accuracy and precision of urological reconstructive surgery. RAR has been used in a variety of urological reconstructive procedures, including bladder augmentation, ureteral reimplantation, and pyeloplasty. RAR offers several advantages over traditional open surgery, including smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery. RAR is a safe and effective alternative to open surgery for paediatric urological reconstruction. 

Robotic-assisted urological reconstruction surgery is a highly effective treatment option for many children with urological birth defects. The surgery is minimally invasive, so it carries a lower risk of complications than traditional open surgery. In addition, the surgery is often less painful and requires a shorter hospital stay. Recovery time is also shorter, and most children can return to normal activities within a few weeks. 


Pre-procedure for paediatric robotic-assisted urological reconstruction typically includes a pre-operative assessment by the surgeon. This assessment will include a medical history and physical examination. The assessment aims to identify any potential complications that could occur during or after the surgery. The surgeon will also review the child's previous medical records to determine if they are a candidate for this type of surgery. 


The basic steps of a robotic-assisted urological reconstruction are as follows,

1. Preoperative planning is essential for successful paediatric robotic-assisted urological reconstruction. The surgeon must have a clear understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the urinary tract, as well as the indications and contraindications for the procedure.  

2. The patient is typically placed in a supine position on the operating table. General anaesthesia is administered, and the patient is intubated.  

3. A Foley catheter is inserted into the bladder, and the abdomen is insufflated with carbon dioxide.  

4. The robotic console is then docked, and the surgeon begins the procedure.  

5. The bladder is mobilised, and the ureters are identified.  

6. The ureters are then anastomosed to the bladder using sutures or stents.  

7. The Foley catheter is then removed, and the patient is placed in a supine position to recover from the anaesthesia.  

8. Postoperative care includes close monitoring of urine output, blood pressure, and urine ph. The patient is typically discharged home the day after surgery.  

9. Follow-up is typically scheduled 1-2 weeks after surgery. 


After the procedure is completed, the child will be taken to the recovery room, where they will be closely monitored. Once the child is awake and alert, they will be taken to their hospital room. The child will need to stay in the hospital several days to a week. They will be on a catheter during this time to help drain their bladder. They will also be on a clear liquid diet and will need to take it easy. Once the child is discharged from the hospital, they will need to follow up with their urologist with regular appointments. They will need to have their urine checked regularly, and they will need to take it easy for several weeks while taking proper care as prescribed by the Doctor. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals now.

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