Ureteral reconstructions are surgical procedures that either remove a blockage in the ureter, the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, or correct moderate to severe vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), in which your child's urine backs up the ureter into the kidney. Either condition — blockage or reflux — can damage the ureter and kidney.
Less pain, smaller scars
Boston Children's Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the world to use robotic surgery technology to perform ureteral reconstructions laparoscopically, avoiding the need for large incisions. Minimally invasive robotic surgery reduces pain, results in smaller scars and gets your child home faster. The delicate control provided by robotic assistance allows for precise laparoscopic reconstructions, even in small children, that previously required open surgery.