Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urologic Conditions
Equal Cure Rates, Shorter Recovery Times
New technologies have changed the face of urology. In the past, many
kidney, prostate and bladder surgeries required large incisions and long
hospital stays. Today, revolutionary procedures enable most conditions to
be treated less invasively, using tiny, and in some cases, no incisions.
Studies have shown these treatments offer cure rates equal to traditional
open surgery but with significant advantages.
Here at the BIDMC Division of Urology, we are in the vanguard of minimally
invasive care and research. Highly skilled, fellowship-trained surgeons are
experts in laparoscopic, robotic-assisted,
single incision laparoscopic surgery
and other state-of-the-art procedures. Cosmetic outcomes are better, pain
is reduced, and recovery times are weeks or even months shorter than with
open surgery. Simply put, patients look and feel better faster.
The Future is Here
Because BIDMC is a Harvard Medical School training institution, we also are
actively engaged in developing the treatments of tomorrow. Our urologic
surgeons currently are investigating exciting new technologies-including
those that could make surgery for some conditions obsolete.
Meet Our Team
Andrew A. Wagner, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
Peter L Steinberg, MD
Director of Endourology and Stone Management