Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urology Patients
Urology Services at Denver Health offers Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) to treat complex urological disorders such as prostate cancer, kidney stone disease, and bladder cancer.
Using MIS, our urologic surgeons can help patients reduce their hospital stay and improve recovery time so they can resume regular activities and return to work sooner. Traditional kidney cancer surgery may require up to seven days in the hospital following surgery, but using MIS, patients may be sent home after only one or two days in the hospital. And, in some instances, our patients go back to work just five days following MIS.
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery — utilizing surgical instruments with embedded scopes for magnified visualization are inserted through dime-size incisions — may be a treatment option for urology patients either alone or in combination with non-surgical therapies such as medication, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Research indicates that patients having MIS experience shorter recovery times and less pain and complications than those who undergo standard (or open) surgeries. Other benefits for urology patients include a faster return to normal activities and return to sexual health.
Cryoablation for Kidney & Prostate Surgery
A key component of MIS is cryoablation, which is a painless and safe technique that uses hollow probes to inject ice into a tumor in order to destroy cancer cells while keeping the surrounding tissue safe. Additionally, complications common to prostate cancer surgery, such as urinary incontinence are minimized with the utilization of cryoablation. Denver Health urologists have extensive experience using cryoablation for both kidney and prostate surgery.
Talk to our urologists about the option of advanced minimally invasive surgery for treating your urologic condition.