At Huntington Hospital, expert urologists use minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with stones, tumors and other diseases of the urologic system, including the kidneys, bladder and prostate gland.
They can also correct defects of the urinary tract.
Minimally invasive procedures may require only a few small incisions or none at all. This means patients have less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications.
At Huntington Hospital we are pleased to offer the following state-of-the-art services:
- Complex kidney and urinary tract stone management. When needed,
soundwave treatment and/or lasers are combined with minimally invasive
- Endoscopic surgery. This minimally invasive approach repairs urinary tract defects. This includes removing tumors, while saving the organ and correcting a non-cancerous enlarged prostate.
- Laparoscopic urological surgery. This is a minimally invasive technique requiring only a few tiny incisions to treat cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and
- Minimally invasive removal of kidney for live-donor transplant.
Huntington Hospital also offers robotic prostatectomy, utilizing the state-of-the-art daVinci Surgical System, providing numerous benefits to the patient and surgeon.
This minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedure conjures images of a science fiction movie as the surgeon works at specialized console, viewing the surgical site in a high resolution 3-D image as his hand
movements are scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements by micro-instruments within the operative field.
"The da Vinci system allows for meticulous dissection and reconstruction, similar to the open technique," said Ramin Khalili, MD, urologist. "This is simply not possible with regular laparoscopy
Visualization capabilities of the da Vinci System feature a revolutionary 3-channel vision system, high-resolution 3-D image, and a panoramic view of the surgical site, providing optimal alignment of visual and motor axes. Four robotic arms give surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and control and enable seven degrees of freedom, 90 degrees of articulation, motion scaling and tremor reduction