Quality and Outcomes Reports - Urology
Pyeloplasty - Complication Rate
Why we measure it - Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain
and decompress the kidney.
What this means - Complication rates are followed for two years post-surgery. These data report complications for surgery performed in 2009. Our complication rates are lower than national norms. A national registry of outcomes for pyeloplasty repairs does not exist but these outcomes compare very favorably to single institution reports. We do not expect the complication rate to be zero every year, but this shows the overall high quality and low complication rate that can be expected from our surgeons.
About the data - The table reflects the volume of pyeloplasties from our registration system as well as the two-year post-surgery complications verified by a departmental review.
Related dimensions of care:
What we're doing to provide the best care:
- We discuss any complications as a group to learn best practices and improve care.
- 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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