Surgical Procedures

In order to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, Dr. Lauren Byrne has been trained and mastered the following procedures:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Simple Prostatectomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
  • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • Simple Nephrectomy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Circumcision
  • Radical and simple orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy
  • Vaginal prolapse repair
  • Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
  • Vaginal Vault Suspension
  • Vaginal Mesh Removal
  • Colpocliesis
  • Mid-urethral sling placement
  • Autologous sling placement
Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions. Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs.
Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery during which doctors use very small surgical instruments that fit into a patient’s body through a series of tiny incisions.
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Cystolithotomy – bladder stone removal
  • Partial cystectomy
  • Ureteral reimplant
  • Distal ureterectomy
  • Vesicovaginal fistula repair
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Sacrocolpopexy
Radical Prostatectomy
Radical prostatectomy is an operation to remove the prostate gland and tissues surrounding it. This usually includes the seminal vesicles and some nearby lymph nodes. Radical prostatectomy can cure prostate cancer in men whose cancer is limited to the prostate.
Simple Prostatectomy
Simple prostatectomy provides long-term relief of urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. Although it’s the most invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate, serious complications are rare. Most men who have the procedure generally don’t need any follow-up treatment for their BPH.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery used to treat urinary problems that are caused by an enlarged prostate. An instrument called a resectoscope is inserted through the tip of your penis and into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra).
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors
Transurethral resection (TUR) of the bladder is a surgical procedure that is used both to diagnose bladder cancer and to remove cancerous tissue from the bladder. This procedure is also called a TURBT (transurethral resection for bladder tumor). General anesthesia or spinal anesthesia is often used.
Radical Nephrectomy
Radical nephrectomy is the removal of the whole kidney and the surrounding fatty tissue. It is done when it is not possible to leave a functioning kidney behind after a partial nephrectomy. It is generally recommended for kidney cancers that have not yet spread but that have grown into surrounding tissue.
Simple Nephrectomy
Kidney removal, or nephrectomy, is surgery to remove all or part of a kidney. It may involve: Part of one kidney removed (partial nephrectomy). All of one kidney removed (simple nephrectomy). Removal of one entire kidney, surrounding fat, and the adrenal gland (radical nephrectomy).
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses shock waves to break a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass from the body.
Ultrasound Imaging
Ultrasound imaging (sonography) uses high-frequency sound waves to view inside the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can also show movement of the body’s internal organs as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Radical and Simple Orchiectomy
Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy: The testicle and spermatic cord are removed through an incision (cut) made in the groin. At times, a prosthetic (artificial) saline-filled testicular implant can be placed. Simple Orchiectomy: During a simple orchiectomy, the testicle is removed through the scrotum.
Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis (a part of the kidney) to drain and decompress the kidney. In nearly all cases, the goal of the surgery is to relieve a uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction.
Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the human penis. In the most common procedure, the foreskin is opened, adhesions are removed, and the foreskin is separated from the glans. After that, a circumcision device may be placed, and then the foreskin is cut off.
Orchiopexy (or orchidopexy) is a surgery to move an undescended (cryptorchid) testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there.
Vaginal Prolapse Repair
This surgery is also known as a pelvic organ prolapse surgery or a pelvic reconstructive surgery. Its primary purpose is to put the organs back in their places. The procedure ensures that the organs will remain in their correct position.
Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is a procedure that uses a mesh material to support the top of the vagina to treat pelvic prolapse. Stitches attach the mesh to the front of the tail bone (sacrum). If necessary, a vaginal repair of the bladder and bowel might also follow this procedure.
Vaginal Vault Suspension
Vaginal vault suspension is a surgery performed to fix a vaginal wall prolapse. Vaginal vault suspension is a surgery performed to fix a vaginal wall prolapse. The surgery repairs the structures that support the vaginal vault in such a way that its anatomical position is readjusted as much as possible.
Vaginal Mesh Removal
This surgery is performed through a combination of a vaginal incision where the tape is mobilised between the pubic bones and 6-7cm incisions in the groin to remove the full mesh. This procedure is easiest if partial removal of the obturator tape has not been undertaken previously.
Colpocleisis is a type of surgery that’s used to treat pelvic organ prolapse in women. In prolapse, muscles of the pelvic floor that once supported the uterus and other pelvic organs weaken. This weakening allows the pelvic organs to hang down into the vagina and create a bulge.
Autologous Sling Placement
The autologous fascial sling utilized your own tissue taken either from the abdominal region or the thigh to create the sling that will be placed to support the urethra. Unlike midurethral slings, it is placed at the level of the bladder neck.

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