Ureteral Reimplantation

Pediatric Urology

Ureteral Reimplantation

When necessary, UW Health pediatric urologists in Madison, Wisconsin, treat vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) using surgical treatment. One type of surgical procedure is ureteral reimplantation.
 
Ureteral reimplantation surgery involves a small bikini incision in the lower abdomen. The bladder is then opened and the ureters are repositioned and tunneled through the bladder wall. This creates a functioning one-way valve mechanism. The success rate in routine ureteral reimplantation surgery is approximately 95 to 98 percent. It requires a one to three night hospital stay, a post-op appointment, prophylactic antibiotics for three months and a follow-up renal and bladder ultrasound following surgery.
 
In some cases we will perform a Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) approximately three months after surgery to confirm the reflux has been resolved.