Minimally Invasive Surgery at
Tennessee Urology Associates
The Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics group at Tennessee Urology are among the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading specialists in laparoscopic and robotic procedures for a broad range of kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions and diseases.
Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND) is the removal of lymph nodes to remove and stage testicular cancer. This minimally invasive procedure removes the lymph nodes that may become cancerous when you have cancer of the testis or renal cell cancer.
How is RPLND Performed?
Your surgeon will make several small incisions and insert the laparoscope and other tiny surgical instruments into the lower abdomen. This allows access to remove the appropriate lymph nodes by manipulating some of the internal organs.
Benefits of RPLND
The procedure is precise, with faster recovery and less pain than conventional surgery. Surgeons use well-established “templates” to help minimize any nerve damage that may result in ejaculatory dysfunction.
Most patients are able to leave the hospital in 1 to 2 days and return to normal function in 3 to 4 weeks.
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