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One of the few in the Philadelphia region to offer robotic or open surgery for bladder removal (cystectomy)
Bladder surgery without a urostomy. For patients preferring not to have a urostomy and wear a urostomy bag following bladder removal (cystectomy), we offer a neobladder procedure. This technique creates a alternative storage option known as continent urinary diversion. Doctors use your intestine to create a sack that collects urine, allowing for urination via urethra or catheterization.
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Bladder cancer. Abnormal growth of bladder cells. The main symptom is blood in your urine; often does not require removing the bladder.Incontinence. Involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. Incontinence can affect both men and women in any age group but is more common in women and the elderly. Nerve damage, blockage of urine flow or weak pelvic floors can lead to incontinence.Overactive bladder. A form of urinary dysfunction that produces a sudden urge to urinate, frequent urination and bladder irritation.Voiding disorders. The inability to urinate, urinary urgency, frequency of urination during daytime or nighttime or incontinence which may be caused by infections, inflammation or neurologic or anatomic issues.
Bladder stones. Crystallized urine that forms when the bladder doesn’t empty completely due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary tract infections, damaged nerves or weakened bladder wall. Symptoms can include:
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