The Urologic laparoscopy program at the University of Chicago offers many urologic surgeries that are minimally invasive. Laparoscopic surgery involves using a video camera and instruments through small openings on the patient's abdominal wall. The surgeon operates by watching a television monitor using these instruments. State-of-the-art monitors, cameras, and instruments are utilized in laparoscopic surgery (FIG). The University of Chicago is also one of the first medical centers in the United States to perform the laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy with the Da Vinci robot system.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed for various urologic disorders, including cancer and benign diseases.