Blood in the urine can mean bladder cancer. For some types of bladder cancer, your urologist may recommend total removal of the bladder with reconstruction. A radical cystectomy is the removal of the bladder and surrounding organs. In women, the bladder, urethra, uterus and ovaries are removed and the vagina is shortened. The bladder is usually removed by open surgery but the da Vinci robotic method is available for suitable patients.
A nephrectomy or partial nephrectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of your kidney. Many people will live a normal, healthy life with only one kidney. Your urologist will perform tests to ensure that your other kidney is functioning normally before proceeding with surgery.
Sometimes, women are affecting by a cancer of the kidney. We offer a range of types of surgery to treat kidney cancers.