WVU’s Urology department offers minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, the most advanced option for surgery related to the uro-genital tract.

The da Vinci® robotic arms, guided by the surgeon’s hands, allow our doctors to perform major urologic surgery through tiny incisions with pinpoint accuracy. The robotic instruments are manipulated through small incisions into deep tissue areas of the body with less disruption to surrounding healthy tissue and with less blood loss than traditional open surgery.

Our urology doctors use robotic-assisted surgery to treat diseases of the urinary tract and the accessory organs, including:

  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer
  • Robotic cystectomy for bladder cancer
  • Robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer
  • Robotic adrenalectomy for adrenal gland disorders and cancer

WVU’s urologists also use robotic technology to reconstruct the urinary tract, to repair congenital and acquired blockage of the urinary tract, to remove bladder diverticulum, and to reimplant the ureters.