Cystectomy with Ileal Conduit

A cystectomy with an ileal conduit is a procedure in which the urologist removes part of or the entire bladder and creates a new pouch to store urine.

Condition it treats:

Bladder cancer 

What happens during the procedure:

The urologist makes an incision in your lower belly, removes the bladder, and uses a piece of your small intestine to create a tube that links the ureters to the new pouch that stores urine.

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Benefits

  • Helps prevent spread of bladder cancer
  • Safe and effective

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Brian P. Butler, MD, F.A.C.S - Milwaukee & Waukesha Urologists

Brian P. Butler, MD, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Butler earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Georgetown University. He attended medical scho...

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Jon J. Auger, MD, Milwaukee & Waukesha Urologists

Jon J. Auger, MD

Dr. Auger is board certified and a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his Urology ...

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Greg N. Womack, MD, Milwaukee & Waukesha Urologists

Greg N. Womack, MD

Dr. Womack is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and is certified by the American B...

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John F. Pope, MD, F.A.C.S., Milwaukee & Waukesha Urologists

John F. Pope, MD, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Pope is a graduate of the St. George University School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Bo...

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