Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Our goal, with each patient we treat, is to provide the safest and most effective treatment available. Our surgeons are committed to using the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques wherever possible, to create a better surgical experience and outcome.
Minimally invasive procedures require fewer and smaller incisions, and in some cases no external incisions, than those needed for traditional “open” surgery. With smaller incisions, patients can benefit from shorter recovery times and hospital stays, less postoperative pain and discomfort, and better cosmetic results with minimal or no visible scarring.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
We provide the following procedures using minimally invasive techniques:
- nerve sparing prostatectomy
- partial and full nephrectomy
- cryoablation of kidney tumors
- kidney stone surgeries
- benign prostatic hyperplasia
- lymph node dissection
- penile prosthetic surgery
In addition to laparoscopic procedures, our surgeons offer other leading-edge, minimally invasive technologies, including transvaginal, minimally invasive techniques; GreenLight PVP Laser Therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia; and infrapubic techniques for penile prosthesis.
Our pediatric surgeons also offer minimally invasive techniques for children. These surgeries include endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures.
A robotic-assisted surgical system provides all the benefits of minimally invasive procedures while allowing surgeons to perform surgeries with higher precision. During robotic surgery, our highly trained and skilled surgeons control every aspect of the procedure at a sophisticated robotic platform. The surgeons’ hand movements are translated into precise, micromovements of the robotic instruments.
Yale Urology performs the following procedures with robotic-assisted surgery:
- partial nephrectomy
Our pediatric surgeons also offer robotic-assisted surgery for children. These surgeries include robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty for ureteral pelvic junction obstruction and ureteral reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux.