Laparoscopic Urology

Laparoscopic Urology specializes in urological surgery performed with a laparoscope (a special instrument containing a telescope and a video monitor). Laparoscopic surgery is preferable to the standard open surgery due to the size of the incision it requires, which leads to a faster healing time.

Minimal access (keyhole) surgery has revolutionized surgery, allowing for the performance of laparoscopic procedures. Far more laparoscopic surgeries are performed at NU Hospitals. We were one of the few hospitals U.S. that do laparoscopic live donor nephrectomies, apart from adrenalectomies, renal cyst decortications, ureterolithotomies, nephrectomies, radical nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies.