Ureteroscopy is when your doctor passes a very thin telescope tube (ureteroscope) up the urinary tract to kidney stone’s location, where he uses instruments to rove the stone or break it up (laser) for easier removal. A small hollow tube (ureteral stent) will be placed in the ureters for a short time to keep it open and drain urine and any stone pieces. Ureteroscopy is often used for stones that have moved from the kidney to the ureters.
This surgical procedure is performed in the hospital and is usually performed on an outpatient basis (no hospital stay).
During the surgery tubes will be placed in one or both of your ureters, these are called stents. These stents are used to keep your ureters open – draining your kidneys.
The office will call you to make the appointments.
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