The da Vinci® Robot 

 

Our talented urologists have perform hundreds of minimally invasive surgeries using the da Vinci® robot—including the first robot-assisted prostatectomy in our region in 2006.

 

For Kidney Stones: Less invasive treatments

 

Many new techniques and treatments at Sacred Heart Hospital have nearly eliminated the need to surgically remove kidney stones, which has meant much faster patient recoveries. 

 

Lithotripsy 

 

This is a nonsurgical and noninvasive medical procedure that uses high energy shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidney, bladder, ureters or gallbladder. 

Laparoscopic Surgery 

 

This surgery is performed through very small incisions, allowing the surgeon to work using a small video camera and specialized instruments. 

Percutaneous Nephrolithtomy (PNL) 

 

This is a treatment, performed under general anesthesia, to fragment and remove large stones located in the kidney.

Endoscopy 

 

A lighted medical instrument is used for diagnostic examinations and surgical procedures.

Ureteroscopy 

 

General anesthesia is used and a very small fiber-optic instrument is used to visualize and remove stones in the ureter or kidney.

Providers

 

James S. Iwakiri, MD
Western Wisconsin Urology

Michael S. Hirsh, MD
Western Wisconsin Urology
 
Christopher K. Tornehl, MD
Western Wisconsin Urology
 
Josiah D. Nelson, MD
Western Wisconsin Urology

D. Brooke Johnson, MD
Western Wisconsin Urology