Laparoscopy Specialist

Advanced Urology of South Florida

Urologists located in Delray Beach, FL

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to examine and treat urological problems using one very small incision and a special long, thin medical device. As experts in laparoscopic procedures, including robotic-assisted laparoscopy, Dr. Emanuel Gottenger and Dr. Steven Kheyfets at Advanced Urology of South Florida offer first-rate care to patients with a broad range of conditions. To learn more about laparoscopy, call the office in Delray Beach, Florida, or book an appointment online today.

Laparoscopy Q & A

Advanced Urology of South Florida

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and surgically treat conditions that affect the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Minimally invasive surgery is performed through a few small incisions no longer than one-half inch. By comparison, traditional open surgery uses one, long incision.

The key piece of equipment, the laparoscope, is a long, narrow tube that contains a light and a high-definition camera. Your doctor inserts the laparoscope through one incision, and it transmits magnified images of the surgical site to a monitor.

Additional specialized surgical instruments (contained in long, narrow tubes), are inserted through other incisions and used to perform surgery.


What are the benefits of laparoscopy?

Several small incisions cause significantly less trauma than the single incision used for open surgery. Other benefits of laparoscopy include:

  • Minimal bleeding
  • Fewer complications
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Slight scarring


Laparoscopic surgery is also often done on an outpatient basis; however, if your procedure is done in the hospital rather than an outpatient clinic, your hospital stay is shorter compared to open surgery.


What is robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery?

Using an advanced robotic surgical system, the experts at Advanced Urology of South Florida can perform laparoscopic procedures with enhanced precision. The robotic system’s precision, combined with its refined, small, robotic surgical tools, make robotic-assisted laparoscopy an ideal choice for delicate urologic surgeries.

While sitting at a comfortable console, your surgeon views the monitor and uses highly sensitive fingertip controls that intuitively translate the surgeon’s hand movements into motions performed by the robotic arms holding the surgical tools.

The robotic system provides better visualization with 3D and zoom capabilities, while the robotic arms are capable of micro-movement and a range of motion that’s better than human hands.


What urological conditions can be treated with laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy safely and effectively treats benign and malignant conditions affecting the kidneys, ureter, bladder, and prostate. Your urologist may recommend laparoscopy for conditions such as:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Bladder cancer
  • Urinary blockage
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia


The doctors also use laparoscopic surgery to reconstruct the kidneys, ureter, and bladder. You may need reconstruction to repair congenital or acquired problems, such as scarring.

To learn whether you’re a good candidate for laparoscopy, call Advanced Urology of South Florida or book an appointment online.