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Pyeloplasty  Treatment & Diagnostics in Koramangala, Bangalore

Pyeloplasty 

If there is a blockage in the renal pelvis, the flow of urine in the ureter can be affected. This blockage and narrowing of the ureter can lead to many complications in the kidneys. Pyeloplasty is a surgical procedure to unblock the ureter again. Through the surgery, the narrow part of the ureter is removed.

To seek treatment, you can visit any of the urology hospitals in Bangalore. Or you can search online for a urology doctor near me.

What do we need to know about pyeloplasty?

The renal pelvis is a funnel-shaped structure located at the upper end of the ureter (it drains urine from the kidney to the bladder). Blockage or any kind of narrowing in the ureter can result in ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Due to this, the flow of urine is either slowed or stopped completely, resulting in kidney damage. "Pyelo" stands for renal pelvis and pyeloplasty is a surgical method to remove this blockage from the ureter. Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is a less invasive and less painful surgery after which patients recover quickly.

What are the types of pyeloplasty?

In infants or babies, open pyeloplasty is performed. In this open surgery, skin or tissue is cut to see the blocked ureter. In adults, a small incision is made so that the operation is done with the help of a camera. This is termed laparoscopy pyeloplasty.

What are the symptoms of ureteropelvic junction obstruction?

These include:

  1.  Urinary tract infection with fever
  2. Pain in upper abdomen or back after drinking fluids
  3.  Kidney stones
  4. Blood in the urine
  5.  Vomiting
  6.  Lump in the abdomen
  7.  Poor growth in an infant

What are the causes of ureteropelvic junction obstruction leading to pyeloplasty?

In some children, ureteropelvic junction might be present since the birth due to improper development of the ureter or kidney. In some cases, the ureter is too narrow or the walls might have unusual folds acting as valves. Sometimes kidney stones or urinary tract infections can result in UPJ obstruction.

When do you need to see a doctor?

If UPJ obstruction is in your family history, then you must consult a doctor. If you have abdomen pain or a severe urinary tract infection, consult a doctor.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the risks?

  1.  Bleeding in your urine
  2. Chest pain or breathlessness
  3.  Swelling around the incision
  4. Redness
  5.  Urine leakage in other areas

How is pyeloplasty performed?

During an open pyeloplasty, UPJ obstruction is removed and the ureter is attached to the renal pelvis again with a wider opening. Laparoscopic pyeloplasty, with minimum incision, can be done to remove the damaged part of the ureter.

Conclusion

Pyeloplasty helps in the removal of blockage of the ureter in infants as well as adults. Before the surgery, a patient might suffer from abdominal pain or swelling but the surgery ensures proper working of the ureter and the excretory system. It is a very useful procedure for you minimizing the risk of kidney stones and renal/kidney failure.

How long does it take to recover completely from pyeloplasty?

After undergoing laparoscopy pyeloplasty, it takes around 3-4 weeks to recover. If you undergo open pyeloplasty, it takes around 8 weeks to recover completely.

Is Pyeloplasty a very painful surgery?

After undergoing pyeloplasty, you might observe some discomfort as a result of the surgical procedure. You can take painkillers prescribed by your doctor.

Can UPJ Obstruction recus after pyeloplasty?

After undergoing pyeloplasty to treat UPJ Obstruction, it usually doesn’t come back. It is a good sign since UPJ obstruction in severe conditions can result in kidney stones and infection.

Can UPJ obstruction lead to kidney failure?

If not treated on time, it might result in significant kidney damage and kidney failure. As a result of UPJ obstruction, you might suffer from urinary tract infection as well.

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