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Pyeloplasty Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Pyeloplasty

Pyeloplasty is a surgical method for removing the blockage in the urinary tube called the ureter. The blockage may occur at the junction of the kidney and the urinary tube. The blockage may occur due to abnormality in the tube development or pressure from a vessel passing over the tube.

What Is Pyeloplasty?

Pyeloplasty is a surgery performed to remove a blockage in the urinary tube that prevents urine from reaching the urinary bladder.
The surgery can be done in three ways: Open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic surgery.

Open surgery: In this procedure, a small incision is made in the skin and the surgeon can see directly to remove the blockage. It may take longer to recover and the risk of infection is more.

Laparoscopic surgery: In this procedure, several small cuts are made in the abdomen to look inside through a camera, and surgery is done using sticks. It is less invasive than open surgery and helps in quick recovery.

Robotic surgery: In this type also, small cuts are made to see inside on a computer and does the surgery using robotic arms. It is the least invasive and helps in quick recovery.

When Is Pyeloplasty Needed?

A pyeloplasty is needed if the urine from the kidneys fails to reach the urinary bladder through the ureters. This reverses the flow of urine and impairs the function of the kidneys. This can cause pain and infection. Pyeloplasty helps to give relief from the symptoms and also prevents future complications.

In some children, a blockage may occur before birth and makes the area narrow. This prevents the proper flow of urine to pass through. In some children, there is no blockage at the ureteropelvic junction but the problem may occur at some other part of the ureter. For example, there is pressure on the ureter due to a vessel passing over it.

In rare cases, a blockage may occur due to tumours or polyps.

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What Preparation Is Done For Pyeloplasty?

When a doctor at Apollo Kondapur diagnoses the problem and he advises surgery, he will give you a scheduled day for the surgery. Your doctor will tell you when you have to stop food or water and any other information that is important before the surgery. You may have to stay for a day at the hospital.

What Are The Benefits Of Pyeloplasty?

The benefits of pyeloplasty are:

  • It can protect the kidneys from damage
  • It can help in the normal functioning of the kidneys
  • It will reduce pain and future infections of the kidneys
  • It will improve the overall health of your child

What Are The Risks Associated With Pyeloplasty?

The risks involved in the surgery are:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection at the site of incision if it is an open surgery
  • Swelling and redness at the site
  • During the procedure, urine may leak and can infect the other body parts
  • In some cases, scar tissue may get formed at the site of surgery which may cause blockage again and may require another surgery
  • Sometimes, urine keeps leaking at the site of surgery, which may need another tube to drain the urine

Pyeloplasty is a surgery performed for correcting the obstruction of the ureters. The blockage is mainly at the junction between kidneys and ureters. The obstruction can also occur at another part of the ureters and it may occur due to a blood vessel passing over the ureter that constructs the ureters.

1. How big is the incision in pyeloplasty?

The surgery is done from different angles. The incision is made after discussing it with parents. The surgeon will use dissolvable stitches.

2. How long will it take to perform the surgery?

The surgery will take about two to three hours. The time duration also depends on the age of your child and the type of surgery you choose.

3. Will the doctor pain medication to my child?

Yes, the doctor may give pain medication to the child when in the hospital. A catheter may be placed for two or three days. Sometimes, a doctor may have to give pain medication through IV infusion for reducing pain, and later oral pain medications are prescribed.

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