Pyeloplasty 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.

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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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How we 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.