Pediatric Urethral Surgeries
Ureteral surgery is performed to correct problems that cause urine to get backed up in the ureter and sometimes flow backward, which can permanently damage your child’s kidneys.
Here is some basic information about ureteral surgery:
- Ureteral surgeries are procedures that fix problems with the flow of urine between the ureter (the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder) and the kidney.
- Your child may need ureteral surgery if she has a blockage in her ureter or has severe vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), in which your child’s urine backs up the ureter into the kidney.
- While ureteral surgery is not that common because many urinary tract problems go away on their own as your child grows or are not severe enough to damage the kidneys, the surgeons at Boston Children’s have a lot of experience performing these types of procedures.
- Ureteral surgery – whether performed laparascopically (a minimally invasive procedure) or traditionally – is a fairly simple procedure with a high success rate.