With the largest and most experienced physician team in the state, UI Hospitals and Clinics proudly offers minimally invasive surgeries as an option to patients whose needs can be addressed with these innovative techniques.
Surgeons at the University of Iowa have performed more than 250 robotic prostatectomy procedures at UI Hospitals and Clinics, exceeding other medical centers in Iowa and the surrounding areas. Considered the gold standard at UI hospitals and Clinics for adult and adolescent ureteropelvic junction obstruction, Robotic pyeloplasty was first performed in Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics in 2002.
Types of Minimally Invasive Urological Surgeries
- Prostatectomy (removal of prostate)
- Partial nephrectomy
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Enhanced dexterity, precision and control for the surgeon
- Small incisions, reducing surgical trauma
- Quicker recovery
- Less blood loss
- Reduced pain
- Shorter hospital stay