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Conditions We Treat: Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

The ureter is a long tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction occurs when it becomes blocked by scar tissue, kinking, a blood vessel or, more rarely, a tumor

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction: What You Need to Know

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  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction can cause flank plain on the affected side. For some, the pain worsens shortly after drinking alcohol, coffee or other fluids.
  • Some people are born with the obstruction, but others develop it over time with age or following trauma.
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction can harm kidney function.
  • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty, a minimally invasive surgery, can be used to clear the blockage.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction?

Mohamad Ezzeddine Allaf, M.D.

Our Physicians


Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help manage ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

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Our Treatments


Our experts have pioneered robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide patients with better results and less downtime following treatment for ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

 

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