Pediatric surgeons at University of Chicago Medical center
recently reconstructed the
undersized bladder of a 10-year-old girl
using a Da
Vinci Robotic surgery System.
The patient suffered from symptoms that you would expect from a
small bladder but also spasms making life difficult.
Instead of a 6" incision required for traditional surgery techniques,
the robot used only five dime-sized holes.
The bladder was rebuilt to more than double the original volume.
Tiny incisions also reduce pain, incidence of infection, and the need
for strong pain medication.