Robotic Surgery

Treatment Options

In the early 1990s, roughly 30% of prostate cancer patients in the United States were treated by surgery, 30% by radiation, and 20% by watchful waiting. (Most of the rest were treated with a combination of therapies). In Europe, by contrast, watchful waiting constitutes the […]

Robotic Pyeloplasty

Since 2001, the robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty has become one of the best ways to repair a ureteropelvic junction obstruction. This finding is described as a narrowing of the start of the tube (ureter) that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder. The obstruction is […]

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Removing Part of the Kidney The robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy technique is used to remove harmful kidney masses while trying to preserve as much healthy kidney function as possible. While not all kidney masses can be treated with this approach, it is an effort […]

Robotic Cystectomy

This technique is performed as a curative procedure for muscle invasive bladder cancer or recurrent high grade superficial disease of the bladder. It involves removal of the bladder and appropriate surrounding organs as well as removing appropriate lymph nodes for cancer staging and possible therapeutic […]

Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Discharge Instructions for 
Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy 
(Removal of prostate due to prostate cancer) The patient may eat a normal balanced diet once passing gas or bowel movement is appreciated. He should refrain from constipating foods but otherwise, has no restrictions. I recommend small frequent […]

Complete Prostatectomy Packet

Frequently Asked Questions Pre-operatively How long does the operation take? 
Barring unusual circumstances, the operation takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in the hands of Dr. Weeks. Do I need to donate my own blood for the surgery?
 As we have only transfused less than […]

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) Surgery

Instructions after Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) Surgery 
Including laser ablation, transurethral resection or open simple prostatectomy for BPH Drink at least 2 liters of clear, decaffeinated beverages daily to help protect the remaining kidney from harm. The patient may return to their normal diet after […]

Urinary Procedures

Urinary Procedures

Please click on a procedure to view details and to print.   Bladder and Urethral Procedures Caring for the Urinary Catheter Ureteroscopic Procedures Urinary Rehabilitation Program Kidney Surgeries