Faculty members of the Department of Urology are pioneers in developing new innovations and technologies that have led to safer and more effective treatments.
Among these advances are new approaches and techniques in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, resulting in less discomfort, quicker recovery times and better outcomes compared to traditional “open” surgery for a variety of urologic conditions. UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT).
UCLA Urology offers the full range of surgical options for patients, including minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, advanced robot-assisted surgery, and traditional open surgeries. Keeping in mind that each patient needs individualized treatment, our fellowship-trained urologists will recommend the least invasive and most effective method to treat your condition. Robotic surgery can sometimes be an excellent option for patients with urologic conditions. Any surgery that involves the delicate nerves, anatomy and function of the urologic system requires precision and experience. Our urologic robotic surgeons have performed more than 4,000 of these complex surgeries using the robot, dating back to 2004, and are among the most experienced robotic surgeons in the nation. Our urologists specialize in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures for many urologic conditions, including:
Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (to remove the prostate)
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Same-day Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
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Minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer >
Robotic-assisted Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
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Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery:
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Minimally Invasive Techniques for Treatment of Vesicoureteral Reflux (abnormal flow of urine from the bladder to the upper urinary tract)
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Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Kidney Stone Treatment >
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The Department of Urology at UCLA is one of the most progressive and comprehensive urology programs in the country. Our faculty members work side by side with research scientists for new cures and treatments for prostate cancer.