Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is one of the few children’s hospitals that does advanced minimally invasive robotic procedures in children. Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. It is performed by the surgeon using a control panel that shows a high-resolution video of the area being treated. The robotic arms are controlled by the surgeon and hold delicate surgical tools. They move with greater precision than the human hand. This precision allows for more accuracy and tiny keyhole incisions.

Pediatric Treatment Options

  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, pyeloplasty

  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) ureteral implantation

  • Kidney reconstructive surgery, including partial nephrectomy

  • Ureter reconstructive surgery

  • Bladder reconstructive surgery

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Children have better outcomes because they have a:

  • Faster recovery

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Quicker return to daily activities

  • Less pain

  • Smaller scars

  • Less blood loss

  • Lower risk of unwanted side effects