Urological Surgery (Minimally Invasive)

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics proudly offers minimally invasive surgeries as an option to patients whose needs can be addressed with these innovative techniques.

Urologic surgeons at the University of Iowa have performed nearly 800 prostatectomy procedures at UI Hospitals & Clinics, exceeding other medical centers in Iowa and the surrounding areas. Our surgeons have performed more than 1000 robotic procedures since 2002.

Considered the gold standard at UI hospitals & Clinics for adult and adolescent ureteropelvic junction obstruction, robotic pyeloplasty was first performed in Iowa at UI Hospitals & Clinics in 2002.

Types of Minimally Invasive Urological Surgeries

  • Cystectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy (removal of prostate)
  • Pyeloplasty

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Enhanced dexterity, precision and control for the surgeon
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Small incisions, reducing surgical trauma

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