Laparoscopic Reconstructive Urology

Following surgery to treat kidney, bladder, prostate, or urinary tract cancer, you may need to undergo treatment to treat urinary tract issues. Laparoscopic reconstructive urology procedures are safer and require a much shorter recovery than traditional treatment. Dr. Luis Herrera is certified by El Consejo Nacional Mexicano de Urologia A.C. He provides state-of-the-art treatments at his urology center in Tijuana, Mexico, allowing patients to take advantage of safe surgical care at a fraction of what treatment costs in the United States.

kidney, bladder, and prostate
Laparoscopic techniques can restore proper function of the urinary tract following cancer treatment.

Why is Reconstructive Surgery Needed?

A laparoscopic urology procedure can remove cancerous masses, but may lead to urinary tract complications. Reconstructive surgery after your cancer treatment can correct these complications.

Common Issues We Can Correct

Complications that require reconstructive treatment may include:

Urinary Incontinence
This condition is characterized by urine leakage that occurs when engaging in activities such as exercise, or even when laughing or sneezing. Our doctors can create refinements that allow you keep the urethra and neck of the bladder closed, avoiding leakage.
Urethral Fistulas
A urethral fistula may occur in one of two ways: as an abnormal opening in a urinary tract organ such as the bladder or urethra, or as an unusual connection between one of these organs and the prostate or vagina. Surgery can repair damaged tissue, allowing healthy tissue to develop and close the opening.
Urethral Strictures
The narrowing of the urethra, known as a urethral stricture, can prevent proper urinary flow. It can be caused by scar tissue or inflammation, and is typically much more common in male patients. The constricted section of the urethra can be surgically removed or enlarged to restore normal flow.

Overall organ reconstruction can also be performed as necessary.

Laparoscopic surgery requires only small incisions, and typically results in far less trauma to surrounding tissue. As a result, surgery is safer, more efficient, and involves a far shorter recovery period. 

The Laparoscopic Treatment Method

These procedures traditionally require large incisions and considerable trauma to surrounding tissues in order to access the treatment areas. Laparoscopic surgery uses small, incredibly intricate surgical tools guided by a laparoscope, which is a camera attached to the end of a long, flexible tube. Dr. Herrera watches the video feed as he uses the tools to make the necessary refinements. This approach requires only small incisions, and can result in far less trauma to surrounding tissue than traditional surgery. As a result, surgery is safer, more efficient, and involves a far shorter recovery period. 

Improve Your Quality of Life

If you have undergone treatment for cancer of the kidney, bladder, urinary tract, or prostate, and find yourself experiencing urinary tract issues, we are here to help. By undergoing laparoscopic surgery to address side effects of cancer treatment, you can experience improved health and quality of life in a much shorter amount of time than traditional surgery would require. Contact us online or call us today at (619) 392-8516 to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Luis Herrera

Unidad de Urología Dr. Luis Herrera

Dr. Luis Herrera is a board-certified urologist practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, just a few minutes south of the border. He provides patients from throughout Mexico as well as medical tourists with a variety of advanced urologic treatments, including vasectomy, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, and laser kidney stone removal surgery. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • La Sociedad Mexicana de Urología
  • The European Association of Urology
  • The American Endourological Society
  • The American Urological Association

For more information, or to request an appointment, please contact us online or call (619) 392-8516.

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