Robotic Surgery Program
Rady Children’s, in partnership with UC San Diego, offers robotic surgery as a minimally invasive option for certain pediatric urologic procedures, including pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux.
The benefits of robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery include:
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less pain after surgery
- Faster recovery
- Improved appearance of scars
Kelly Swords, M.D., M.P.H., leads the Robotic Surgery team, which includes a highly trained surgical support staff and pediatric anesthesiologist.
To find out if your child is eligible for robotic surgery, please call 858-966-7484 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Swords.