Urology Specialists Kidney Procedures
Urology Specialists kidney surgery procedures include removing a kidney or kidney mass such as renal cell carcinoma (cancer rinon)and performing kidney stones treatment (calculos renales). Renal cell carcinoma (cancer rinon) may be addressed with a kidney surgery called nephrectomy (kidney removal). If the kidney tumor is small enough and situated properly then just the tumor is removed saving the kidney, this is called a partial nephrectomy. Cryosurgery may also be performed on the cancerous tumor situated in the kidney, again saving the kidney.
Urology Specialists medical staff have been helping patients with kidney infection, kidney stones treatment and renal cell carcinoma in Miami over the last decade. Our Miami urology center is equipped with x-ray and ultrasound machines to diagnose your kidney problems on the spot. An intravenous pyelogram or IVP is an x-ray picture of the urinary system showing the passage of fluid through the kidneys and ureters to help discover any kidney stones, kidney mass, or uretero-pelvic junction (upj) obstruction. These critical diagnostic results give our urologists precise information that allows them to quickly fix the various kidney problems that occur.
Renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) manifests as a kidney mass or tumor which should not be confused with a cyst on the kidney. Doctors Gheiler and Bianco have performed many kidney surgery procedures to remove renal cell carcinoma (cancer rinon). Here is a list of the procedures: open nephrectomy (nefrectomia), laparoscopic nephrectomy, da Vinci surgery nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, and kidney cryosurgery.
Hydronephrosis occurs when the bladder cannot empty due to an obstruction in the urinary tract. When the urine builds up in the bladder it may reverse direction and go back up to the kidneys, if this occurs the connection between the kidney and the ureter may deform and disconnect. Our urology surgeons are experienced at performing the reshaping and reattaching of the uretero-pelvic junction so that the kidney will work again. This surgery is called a pyeloplasty. Kidney pain, microscopic hematuria, and gross hematuria are common symptoms of kidney problems.Urology Specialists also uses multiple kidney stones treatment methods. Once the diagnostic results show the number, size and, location of the kidney stones the kidney stones treatment will be determined. Initially using the “wait and see” approach while drinking a lot of water may work for small kidney stones. Lithotripsy or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) helps breakdown kidney stones into smaller pieces which allow them to travel out of the urinary track naturally. If the kidney stone (calculo renal) is stuck in the kidney then percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy may be used. Often a ureteroscope is used to look up through the urethra, and bladder into one of the ureters and a small “basket” grabs the stone and is slid out of the urinary tract. In another procedure the ureteroscope is used to operate a small laser called a Holmium laser which breaks apart the kidney stone and is then flushed out of the ureter.
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