urinary diversion


A surgical procedure to make a new pathway for urine to leave the body. It is redirected away from the bladder into a pouch that the surgeon creates from a piece of the person’s small intestine.

A urinary diversion may be used after the bladder and urethra are removed, or if a tumour blocks the normal flow of urine through the bladder.

Medical disclaimer

The information that the Canadian Cancer Society provides does not replace your relationship with your doctor. The information is for your general use, so be sure to talk to a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions or if you have questions about your health.

We do our best to make sure that the information we provide is accurate and reliable but cannot guarantee that it is error-free or complete.

The Canadian Cancer Society is not responsible for the quality of the information or services provided by other organizations and mentioned on cancer.ca, nor do we endorse any service, product, treatment or therapy.

1-888-939-3333 | cancer.ca | © 2024 Canadian Cancer Society