Tuesday, 13 June 2017

URS : Minimally Invasive Procedure For Ureter Stone Removal

Ureteroscopy is a procedure which is used to diagnose and remove the stones in the ureter (specially for the stones in the lower half of the ureter and which is closest to the bladder). There are two kinds of Ureteroscopy:
Dianostic Ureteroscopy : In this procedure using a ureteroscope the doctor inspect and map the ureter and residual stones.
Therapeutic Ureteroscopy : This procedure is used for the treatment of stones and also for the treatment of stricture disease and urothelial tumors.

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Advantages Of Doing Ureteroscopy

Ureteroscopy is minimally invasive safe method for treating stones. The following are some of the advantages of Ureteroscopy:

  • Compared to ESWL (Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy) ureteroscopic lithotripsy can achieve a greater stone-free state.
  • Ureteroscopy can be used either as primary therapy or as salvage therapy, with other treatment modalities such as ESWL and PCNL (Percutaneous nephrolithotomy).
  • Sometimes a single ureteroscopy can make the patient stone free
  • It can also used to treat ureteral stenosis and ureteropelvic junction obstruction

The Procedure

During the Therapeutic Ureteroscopic procedure, a guide wire is passed which helps and facilitate movement of the instruments while maintaining the access to the upper urinary tract and then, a ureteroscope is passed up the ureter beside the guide wire. Laser energy is then delivered to fragment the stone. Smaller stones can be removed all in one piece whereas larger stones need to broken up. Then the urologist removes the stone using a tiny wire basket that grabs the stone or by using forceps.

Ureteroscopy can also be used to push the stones that stuck in the ureter back up into the kidney. Then the stone will be broken up using lithotripsy. Most of the Therapeutic ureteroscopy are outpatient procedures. For several hours after the procedure the patient may feel burning sensation while urinating, medications will be used to minimize the discomfort.

Dr Pradeep Rao offers the best and advanced Kidney stone removal in India using Ureteroscopic procedures. The doctor uses the latest techniques for the exact Urology treatment in Mumbai at an affordable rate.


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