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What is Ureteroscopy surgery or procedure?

It is a procedure done at ureteroscopy procedure clinic in which a flexible scope is passed into the bladder and ureter, for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment of various urinary tract problems.

How is Ureteroscopy performed?

While using ureteroscopy for kidney stones treatment, the procedure provides a clear pathway to view and remove the stones. This is an outpatient procedure, sometimes accompanied by a stent and sometimes not. The purpose of the stent placed in the ureter is to hold it open.

Who needs a Ureteroscopy procedure?

When any complaints of urinary blockade occur, the procedure is done by the ureteroscopy doctor in Chennai to identify the cause. Also for the purposes of obtaining biopsies when the urologist suspects a polyp, tumour or abnormal tissue somewhere in the urinary tract.

How long will the Ureteroscopy procedure last?

The procedure may last up to 30 minutes for diagnostic purposes. In case the procedure is used for ureteroscopic stone removal, it may last longer up to 90 minutes.

Is the Ureteroscopy procedure painful?

The procedure is done under either local (with or without sedation), spinal or general anaesthesia and hence not painful.

How long does the pain last after the procedure?

The post-operative pain lasts for 245- 48 hours after the procedure.

What are the side effects of Ureteroscopy?

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Pain in the abdomen, lower back, and the side that increase with urination.
  • Blood in urine& urinary urgency and increased frequency
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Bladder muscle spasms.

What are the alternatives for the Ureteroscopy procedure?

The procedures namely Lithotripsy (non-invasive kidney stone treatment procedure that breaks the stones in the body), Mini Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (a minimally invasive procedure in which the surgeon removes the kidney stone through a very small incision over the skin) and Open Surgery.



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