Laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation is surgery to reposition a ureter. The ureter is a tube between the kidney and the bladder. It allows urine to pass down to the bladder.

Laparoscopic procedures use small incisions and specialized tools. This helps to avoid large incisions that are needed with open surgery.

The Urinary Tract
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Some ureters are not positioned correctly in the bladder. This can make it difficult for urine to flow into the bladder. Ureteral reimplantation may be done to reposition ureters that:

  • Are causing urine to flow back into the ureters and kidneys—known as vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
  • Were damaged due to trauma or surgery