Kidney Stone

Management of kidney stones depends upon the size, exact location, consistency of stone, and patient condition.

It ranges from medicinal therapy to surgery. Stone size is the utmost crucial factor in determining the modality. Surgery is done to prevent kidney function from deteriorating and prevent disease incidence. Ureteroscopy (URS) is a minimally invasive surgery using a small telescope passed through the urethra and into the ureter to remove a stone.


The patient should also get instructions about how long before the surgery you need to stop eating, drinking and taking some medicines. This is very important if you take blood thinners to reduce your risk of blood clots.

  • Ureteroscopy (URS) is used to get rid of ureteric calculus. Often the stone requires fragmentation with a laser which then allows the smaller fragments to be removed with a grasping device. Only about 10-15% of urethral stones require surgical intervention. URS is approximately 95% successful in removing stones in the lower ureter and about 85-90% successful in treating and removing stones in the upper ureter and kidney.
  • URS is an outpatient procedure meaning that patients generally go home the same day. The procedure is typically done using general anesthesia; however sometimes regional anesthesia can be used successfully in select cases. A preoperative antibiotic is usually given to prevent infection. The procedure can vary in length-sometimes as short as 20 minutes for small un-complicated stones, to one (1) or longer for larger, more complicated stones.

Patient will recover while the anesthesia wears off. That could take 1 to 4 hours. Sometimes a stent (a small tube to offer support) will be left in place.

Patient may have some pain when passing urine and see a little blood in your urine for the next 24 hours. After that, there shouldn’t be much pain or discomfort.

What are the benefits & risks of Kidney Stone?

Ureteroscopy is an effective way to do several things:
  • Get a very clear view of the urinary tract
  • Remove or break up stones
  • Take out suspicious-looking tissue

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