In order to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, the experts at Stony Brook Urology have been trained and mastered the following procedures:
Kidney Transplant Surgery
Kidney transplant surgery has been in existence for several decades and can often be routine, although it may be more complicated if other illnesses are involved. The surgeon will place the new kidney inside your body, in the pelvis between your upper thigh and abdomen, connecting it to an artery and vein. As your blood flows through the new kidney, the kidney begins to make urine.
Robotic surgery evolved from traditional laparoscopic surgery – a minimally invasive technique that allows surgeons to operate in the belly distended with air to allow for a working space. Instead of big open incisions to reach organs, laparoscopic surgery allows for tiny incisions, finer tissue manipulation and therefore, a quicker time to heal.
A cystoscopy is a procedure that allows a urologist to view the inside of the bladder and the urethra. It is commonly recommended to evaluate urinary tract problems that cannot be identified through simpler testing such as urine analysis. More than just a test, the cystoscopy can be used to treat small bladder stones, tumors, bleeding and infection, eliminating the need for more invasive surgery.
Female Reconstructive Surgery
If pelvic organ prolapse continues after non-surgical treatments, then reconstructive surgery may be an option. Stony Brook Urology uses robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery to provide high quality treatment and a quicker recovery to our patients.
If you are suffering from a kidney stone that cannot be passed or is causing blood in the urine, then you may be eligible for a ureteroscopy. This is a 15-30 minute procedure that Stony Brook Urology performs routinely.