My experience is very similar, but I had an open procedure where the surgeon removed everything. My left ureter was cauterized shut. I had subsequent infections, hospitalizations, a nephrostomy tube which I wore for 6 months, then bladder flap surgery which was sucessful - so far. After the bladder flap surgery, my incision became infected, the muscle tissue would not heal properly and I ended up with a very large incisional hernia, which also required surgical intervention. I still have flank pain that comes and goes. I have been told that because of the bladder flap surgery, I will be more prone to bladder infections, UTI's and kidney infections. And frankly, I haven't really been myself since. I want my life back. I advise eveyone to consult with a lawyer and see if your case meets the standards for a medical malpractice case. These cases are expensive and very difficult to prove up, because it requires that you retain an expert who will testify that your surgeon failed to meet the standard of care given the situation. Failure to warn suits won't fly very easily, so your recourse is the med mal action. The original damages should be compiled with additional costs of additional surgeries, procedures, etc. to make you "whole" again. It's ridiculous that these trained surgeons aren't properly following up with their patients to determine that uretal damage has been done - and those of you who may have to lose a kidney - that's just totally unacceptable. You didn't sign up for that.