Robotic surgery an option for children with certain urologic conditions
from Health Canal
With the surgical robot, he treats obstructed kidneys, nonfunctioning bladders, and disorders of sexual development; he undertakes complex surgeries such as bladder neck reconstruction, bladder augmentation, and the creation of catheterizable channels — procedures that a lot of surgeons wouldn’t think of doing robotically, he says. Dr. Casale recently operated on a 2-year-old girl who was incontinent because of an open bladder neck with bilateral renal duplication: bilateral ureteroceles and bilateral reflux.
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