After performing cystectomy, section of intestine is isolated and reshaped into a new bladder. This could be completely with a robot ( intracorporeal ) or a combined robotic and open method ( combined intra-extracorporeal).

The new bladder is placed in the same location as the original and is joined to the ureters and the urethra. This reconstruction allows you to maintain a functional urinary tract.

As with any bladder substitute, it may take some time until the neobladder functions best. Soon after surgery, many people may have difficulties with urinary incontinence until the neobladder stretches to a normal bladder size.