Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Xander's New Surgery Date

Xander's surgery has been changed to January the 26th. He just had too many things scheduled, and they didn't have enough time to do it all. Here are two of the things that they are going to be doing. They will be doing the Ureteral Reimplant on his left kidney and Endoscopic surgery on his right. They will be do a circumcision and an echo to look at his heart.I found these definitions at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's website.They helped me to understand it better.

  • Endoscopic surgery: This is usually an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During surgery a lighted tube, called a cystoscope, is inserted into the urethral opening to see inside the bladder — no incisions are made. A substance, called Deflux, is injected into the area where the ureter enters the bladder. Deflux helps prevent urine from flowing back into the ureter.
  • Ureteral reimplant: Under general anesthesia and through a lower abdominal incision, the ureter is reimplanted where it joins the bladder. Ureteral reimplantation corrects the anatomical abnormality that allows urine to flow back into the ureter. At CHOP this procedure can be done through a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) using a laparoscopic or robotic approach. This involves only a few small incisions instead of a larger lower abdominal incision. The benefits of MIS include a faster recovery, smaller incisions and a less noticeable scar. Most children go home the day after surgery.

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