A complex surgical procedure done to remove the bladder is called cystectomy. The surgery is usually suggested for the following conditions:
- Bladder Cancer
- Birth defects
- Neurological Disorders etc.
The bladder will be partially or completely removed in the surgery. It can also be performed as a laparoscopic procedure. The traditional surgery is done by making an incision in the lower belly of the patient. To provide a way for urinating after the procedure, the urinary tract will be reconstructed. It may be done through different ways. In certain cases, the surgeon may create a neobladder to replace the functions of the bladder.
This is a complex surgery and may cause certain complications and risks. Some of them are:
- Loss of nerves
- Partial shutdown of the digestive system.