Division of Urology News and Updates

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CHOP Urology Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Update

Published on in CHOP News, Urology Update

Our commitment to continuously and rigorously assess surgical indications, interventions and outcomes for minimally invasive surgery for children remains steadfast, as evidenced by recent recruitment of new members of our research team and recent progress on two major research projects.

Minimally Invasive Surgery in CHOP Urology: An Introduction

Published on in CHOP News, Urology Update

CHOP Urology’s MIS team

CHOP has a leading robot-assisted and laparoscopic surgery practice and one of the most experienced pediatric urology minimally invasive surgery (MIS) programs in the world. Surgeons at CHOP have led advances in minimally invasive robotic surgery and continue to improve patient care, develop new treatment options, and improve outcomes to benefit children across the country and around the world.

Bowel Management for Spina Bifida

Published on in CHOP News

Our team takes an active role in helping our patients with spina bifida become more independent with neurogenic bowel management. From training patients and families in the use of transanal irrigation systems to developing a novel cone enema system.

Working to Decrease Opioid Use After Major Urologic Reconstruction

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A recent analysis of our multimodal pain management protocol found that emphasizing a transition in perioperative pain management toward non-opioid multimodal regimens utilizing NSAIDs for common urological reconstructive procedures is not only feasible and safe but also may confer an advantage over the use of opiates.


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