Overview

Treating kidney and bladder cancer. Removing kidney stones. Restoring sexual function. Curing incontinence. Every day, using surgical robots, urological surgeons at Ochsner are doing what once seemed impossible. As one of several training sites for robotic surgery around the world, we perform more robotic surgeries than anyone else in the region. We believe that experience leads to superior outcomes.

A Leader in the Region

At five Ochsner Medical Centers in Louisiana, our highly skilled doctors are treating patients with the most advanced tool available, the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci features a console with a 3D HD screen for better vision and two master controllers that allow the surgeon to maneuver four robotic arms with great precision. You won’t be operated on by a robot but rather with a robot.

Ochsner urological surgeons also perform non-robotic minimally invasive surgeries, sometimes called endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery and “keyhole” surgery. These techniques offer patients many of the same benefits of robotic surgery, including:

  • Small and fewer incisions
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • Less pain
  • Low risk of infection



da Vinci is a registered trademark of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions our urologic surgeons treat with minimally invasive surgery include:

Surgeries We Perform

Ochsner's minimally invasive surgical offerings include:

  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy ­– to treat kidney masses and kidney cancer
  • Robotic Prostatectomy ­– to treat prostate cancer
  • Robotic Cystectomy – to treat invasive bladder cancer
  • Robotic Pyeloplasty ­­­– to treat urinary obstructions
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery - to correct Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urethral & Vaginal Reconstruction ­
  • Orchiopexy – to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum or to resolve testicular torsion
  • Robotic Simple Prostatectomy - to treat BPH
  • Robotic Radical Prostatectomy- to treat prostate cancer
  • Robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection - to treat testicular cancer
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