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Kidney Cancer Information

In the United States, it’s estimated that 73,820 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. At AdventHealth, you can expect the utmost compassion and expertise when it comes to your condition. Our experienced staff utilizes leading-edge techniques by offering procedures such as Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy and Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy.

  • Males are at higher risk of getting kidney cancer than females.
  • African Americans are diagnosed more frequently.
  • Approximately 1 in 48 men will have kidney cancer in their lifetime.
  • 50% to 80% of kidney cancer patients are diagnosed incidentally without any clinical symptoms.

Additional Information and Symptoms

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Kidney Cancer Treatment Options

Here at the Global Robotic Institute, we have your best interests in mind. Our leading surgeons at work, dedicated staff and state-of-the-art facilities offer the most advanced procedures in a compassionate environment. Our robotic surgical team, lead by Dr. Vipul Patel, is one of the world's most experienced teams, having performed nearly 12,000 robotic-assisted surgeries.

The da Vinci® robot allows our experienced surgical team to transfer their skills into a laparoscopic environment. Minimally invasive procedures such as Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy are becoming the gold standard for treatment options. The potential benefits of robotic surgery are numerous and include shorter hospital stays, less risk of infection, less pain and scarring, less blood loss and faster recovery than traditional open surgery.

For more kidney cancer information or to discuss this revolutionary Laparoscopic or Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, contact our caring professionals at AdventHealth.

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UPJ Obstruction

UPJ Obstruction Information

UPJ obstruction is a blockage to the flow of urine from the renal pelvis (part of the kidney) into the ureter (pipe that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder). While there are many causes it is usually the result of a congenital abnormality. Congenital UPJ obstruction is one of the most common congenital abnormalities of the ureter.

UPJ Obstruction Symptoms

UPJ obstruction can become symptomatic at any age in life. The classic symptom is flank pain. The pain may be aggravated by ingestion of coffee, alcohol or diuretics (e.g. furosemide).

Diagnosis of UPJ Obstruction

Various X-rays are performed to diagnosis UPJ obstruction. These may include ultrasound, intravenous pyelogram, CT scan and MAG 3 radio nucleotide scan. The X-ray tests can usually diagnose UPJ obstruction as well as determine how well the affected kidney functions.

Treatment of UPJ Obstruction

Pyeloplasty is the gold standard surgical procedure for correction of UPJ obstruction. It has a success rate of 90%. The operation involves removing the blocking segment and rejoining the renal pelvis to the ureter. It has traditionally been performed by open surgery but can now be performed with state-of-the-art robotic surgery.

Benefits of Robotic Pyeloplasty compared with Open Pyeloplasty:

  • Smaller incisions (3-5 keyhole incisions)
  • Less blood loss with no need for blood donation or transfusion
  • Less pain
  • Less narcotic usage
  • Earlier discharge home (typical 24 hour stay for patient)
  • Earlier ambulation
  • Faster recovery
  • Earlier removal of ureteric stent (2-3 weeks post operatively)

Here at the Global Robotic Institute, we have your best interests in mind. Our leading surgeons at work, dedicated staff and state-of-the-art facilities offer the most advanced procedures in a compassionate environment. Our robotic surgical team, led by Dr. Vipul Patel, is one of the world's most experienced teams, having performed nearly 12,000 robotic-assisted surgeries. 

For more kidney cancer information or to discuss this revolutionary Laparoscopic or Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, contact our caring professionals at AdventHealth.