A telephone outage is currently affecting inbound calls for making appointments and calling hospitalized loved ones. Our MyCare advice line is also affected. We apologize for this inconvenience. We’re actively working with our vendor to fix the problem as quickly as possible. Patients are advised to make or request a doctor’s appointment online through MyChart or henryford.com. Patients can also message their doctor and request medication renewals via MyChart. This outage does not impact Henry Ford Allegiance Health.

The Minimally Invasive Pyeloplasty

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat urinary obstruction, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally invasive approach - da Vinci® Surgery for Urinary Obstruction. This surgery, known as pyeloplasty, removes the blockage in the urinary system. During surgery, your doctor will reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter – the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

The precision and dexterity of the da Vinci Surgical System's advanced instrumentation provides for a minimally invasive approach to treating kidney disorders and kidney cancer. Benefits include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Increased potential for kidney preservation in certain prescribed cancer operations
  • Better clinical outcomes, in many cases

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As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is patient and procedure specific.

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