Unit : Urology Unit

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Dr. Alex Konstatinovski

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The Urology Unit at The Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya, provides a center of excellence and a superb destination for patients from across the country. The Unit deals with all aspects of general urology, as well as endourology, uro-oncology, advanced laparoscopic operations, operations for treating urinary incontinence in women and prostate surgery of all types for men. The Unit uses the most modern equipment available in the field at this time.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

The Unit endeavors to diagnose prostate cancer, also by way of early discovery tests.

An ambulatory unit is destined to be established, which will include state-of-the-art equipment for obtaining diagnostic prostate biopsies.

Diagnosis and treatment of renal cancer: operations are carried out using a modern, minimally-invasive (laparoscopic) method. In addition, kidney-preserving operations are carried out, during which, using suitable techniques, it is possible to remove only the part of the kidney infected with a tumor. In some cases, small tumors inside rear urinary systems endoscopic operations are carried out, and laser-operated surgery is performed to remove tumors.

Diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer: diagnostic tests are performed for the early discovery of bladder cancer, surgery is carried out using an endoscopic approach, and is performed using modern equipment and the safest technology.

Treatment of Urinary Stones and Endourology

A full set of modern operations for treating urinary stones, tumors, stenoses, and more, is available at the Center. The treatment of urinary stones underwent a revolution in the last two decades.

Apart from the possibility of externally and non-invasively crushing urinary stones, a variety of minimally-invasive procedures is also available, which currently replace the older variety of open surgical procedures. Operations are carried out using unique and subtle optic equipment, and advanced laser technology (Holmium-laser), which we have at our disposal, regardless of the chemical composition of the stones. These procedures do not even require any incisions, and can be used to treat other urinary problems, such as stenoses and small tumors.

Operations for Treating Benign Prostate Tumors

We are living in an age of accelerated development in a variety of alternative treatment options designed to provide a solution to bladder obstructions caused by benign prostate tumors.

Today, endoscopic operations are carried out for removing enlarged prostates using state-of-the-art instruments, which operate on the principle of bipolar electrical energy, which is very safe, especially for patients who are complex in terms of background diseases. We are the only Center in Northern Israel which carried out prostate operations using such equipment.

Soon, alongside such advanced surgical procedures, we shall begin performing innovative operations for treating enlarged prostates using Holmium-laser energy. This method provides an alternative to standard operations the safety profile of which is not devoid of complications. It has been proven that this surgical approach is more efficient than any other standard or alternative invasive treatment. This method enables us to operate on the most complex of patients, who were previously able to undergo surgery, and on patients using anticoagulants.

Laparoscopy

The abundant technologies and experience at the disposal of the hospital's Urology Department enable it to conduct laparoscopic operations, which are very conventional today in various fields of modern surgery

This surgical option, which evolved greatly during the last decade, is regularly available today as an alternative to the traditional open-surgery treatment for patients requiring renal surgery, including cases necessitating partial renal resection, and the removal only of the portion of the kidney infected with the tumor, be it malignant or benign, while maximally preserving the remaining renal tissue.

Laparoscopic operations are also conventionally used today for treating adrenal gland diseases, retroperitoneal tumors, pediatric surgery for locating intra-abdominal cryptorchidism, repairing congenital defects in the upper urinary system (such as stenoses in the node between the renal pelvis and the ureter) and urinary bladder operations.

Using this unique treatment method, as opposed to open surgeries requiring large incisions, the operation is carried out via small openings in the abdominal wall, using cameras and advanced and unique equipment which combines various types of energy. Therefore, laparoscopic surgery involves less pain, shorter hospitalization periods, and quicker recovery when compared with open surgery. In addition, better cosmetic-aesthetic, clinical and oncological results are achieved. Today, many urological operations can be performed laparoscopically, with its many added benefits.

The Unit is one of Israel's leading laparoscopic surgery units, and performs a wide variety of laparoscopic, oncological and reconstructive operations.

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11/2009

Endourol. 2009 Nov;23(11):1839-42.  

Concomitant laparoscopic renal surgery and cholecystectomy: outcomes and technical considerations.