What is a Mitrofanoff operation?

Professor Paul Mitrofanoff created the Mitrofanoff (mi-trof-fan-off) procedure in 1976, also known as the Mitrofanoff Appendiciovesicostomy or a Continent Urinary Diversion.

  • A Mitrofanoff is a channel from your abdomen (tummy) to your bladder….can be sited elsewhere

  • This means that you can pass a catheter into your bladder from the channel opening on your tummy as before and empty your urine.

  • You will probably have to do this about 6 times a day.

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