During laparoscopic vesicoureteral reflux repair,
the ureter that empties to the bladder is repaired. It is cut and reattached at
a new angle to prevent urine backup. This procedure is performed with
a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera)
and small instruments inserted through small incisions.
- Urinary flow
Treated with Laparoscopic Vesicoureteral Reflux Repair:
Laparoscopic vesicoureteral reflux repair may be performed
in cases of recurrent urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux.
Vesicoureteral reflux may resolve on its own.
Antibiotics can also be used as a non-surgical alternative to laparoscopic
vesicoureteral reflux repair. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include
open vesicoureteral reflux repair and endoscopic Teflon therapy for
with Laparoscopic Vesicoureteral Reflux Repair:
Laparoscopic vesicoureteral reflux repair is
performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and
completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Vesicoureteral Reflux Repair:
Possible risks following laparoscopic vesicoureteral
reflux repair include infection, bleeding, blood clots and a negative reaction
to the anesthesia.
after Laparoscopic Vesicoureteral Reflux Repair:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic vesicoureteral reflux repair is very good.