Overview

Neobladder reconstruction is a surgical procedure to construct a new bladder.

After bladder removal surgery (cystectomy) for bladder cancer or another condition, your surgeon must create new way for urine to exit your body (urinary diversion). Neobladder reconstruction, also called orthotopic neobladder reconstruction, is one option for urinary diversion. During the procedure, your surgeon uses a piece of intestine to create a new bladder that allows you to urinate voluntarily and maintain continence.

Mayo Clinic's approach to neobladder reconstruction