Table 1: Total number of urinary diversion and bladder augmentation surgeries. These were surgeries done by Dr. Myers at The Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men’s Health at University of Utah. This is comparable or much greater than most large centers in the United States.

Year Urinary Diversion Bladder Augmentation Surgery Total
2010 34 17 51
2011 44 11 55
2012 32 12 44
2013 31 13 44

Figure 2: The causes of bladder dysfunction in patients leading to bladder augmentation or urinary diversion surgery. Other neurologic conditions included: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, interstitial cystitis and a variety of other problems. This data includes all patients from 2010 and 2011.

Table 2: Complicating factors in many patients undergoing bladder augmentation surgery or urinary diversion surgery.

Risk Factors 2010 2011 2012 2013
Radiation Damage 5 6 5 7
Previous urinary diversion or bladder augmentation 11 11 11 11
Total complex patients 16(31%) 17(31%) 16(36%) 18(41%)