A pyeloplasty is a procedure to correct a pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction.
PUJ obstruction is a condition where urine can’t drain normally from the kidney into the ureter (pictured).
During a pyeloplasty, the diseased portion of the PUJ is removed and the healthy ureter is rejoined onto the kidney.
Pyeloplasty can be performed:
- Laparoscopically – minimally invasive ‘key-hole’ surgery via multiple small incisions.
- Open – via a single larger incision.
- Robotically – with the assistance of the Da Vinci robotic surgical system.
At Brisbane Urology Clinic, our urologists are experts in the management of PUJ obstruction with pyeloplasty.