Urology

Reconstructive Urology

Reconstructive urologic surgery is best performed by urologists with subspecialty training who treat a large volume of patients and have access to the resources of an academic medical center, such as NewYork-Presbyterian. At NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, our reconstructive urologists repair and treat even the most complex urologic complications and injuries and perform procedures that are not commonly available in Westchester County.

A Team of Experts

Our reconstructive urologists, who are part of the Center for Reconstructive Urology of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, perform hundreds of these operations each year. Their experience and expertise, along with our collaborative approach to patient care, ensures the best possible outcome for each surgery. Your surgeon may also work with other specialists, such as plastic surgeons, colorectal surgeons, and gynecologic oncologists, to ensure the care you receive is comprehensive and compassionate. We use different types of surgery—including endoscopic, robotic-assisted laparoscopic, and open surgery—to successfully reconstruct the urinary tract when needed.

Comprehensive Reconstructive Urology

Our surgeons commonly treat:

  • Urinary and vaginal fistulas (an abnormal connection between two organs which may result from pelvic surgery or pelvic radiation therapy)
  • Urethral diverticulum (a pocket or pouch in the urethra that can result in urinary tract infections and pelvic pain)
  • Hydronephrosis (a blockage or obstruction causing swelling of the kidney due to a build-up of urine) from ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction or another cause
  • Neurogenic bladder (impaired bladder control due to problems with the nerves supplying the bladder)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (sagging of the bladder or uterus against the bladder, which can cause urine leakage)
  • Problems with urination, such as incontinence
  • Bladder reconstruction for cancer or trauma
  • Peyronie's disease (curvature or abnormal shape of the penis)
  • Penile prosthesis implantation
  • Congenital urologic disorders (present since birth) that are causing problems in adulthood
  • Urethral narrowing due to scar tissue
  • Repair of a ureter damaged during pelvic surgery

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