Quality and Outcomes Reports - Urology
Pyeloplasty Repair Complication Rate
Why we measure it - Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney. Research shows that surgeons and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - Complication rates are followed for two years post-surgery. Some examples of complications from pyeloplasty repair procedures are ureteral stricture and urinary infection. The graphs shows that our pediatric patients did not experience complications after pyeloplasty repair surgery in 2012.
About the data - The graph shows the number of pyeloplasties performed in 2012 as well as the two-year post-surgery complications verified by a departmental review.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Our urology surgeons are skilled in the most up-to-date best practices techniques to improve pyeloplasty repair surgical outcomes.
- Our surgeons are fully involved in each step, from preoperative assessment, through the procedure and to postoperative care.
- Prenatal counseling for congenital anomalies of the urinary tract is offered in a multidisciplinary setting in a combined evaluation with perinatologists and neonatologists through the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin.
- We are continuously conducting basic scientific research in this important area that will lead to a better understanding of which patients need this surgery and which can be safely observed.
Patients and families:
- If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280 as soon as possible to reschedule so another child can be seen.
- Come 15 minutes before your appointment so we can ask about health information before you see the doctor.
- Check with your insurance provider before your visit to see if a referral may be needed to see a specialist at Children's Hospital.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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