Best Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy Procedure in Hyderabad
Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat kidney stones that are located in the ureter or the kidney. It is considered a safe and effective procedure with a high success rate, and it is often preferred over other surgical options for its lower complication rates and faster recovery times. TX Hospitals offer this advanced procedure to our patients, and our urology specialists team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and support throughout the entire Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy process.
Here are the steps involved in a ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy procedure:
- Preparation: Before the procedure, you will be asked to empty your bladder and change into a hospital gown. You may be given medication to help you relax or to relieve any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
- Anesthesia: You will be given either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.
- Insertion of the ureteroscope: A thin, flexible tube called a ureteroscope is inserted into the urethra and passed through the bladder and into the ureter or kidney. The ureteroscope has a small camera at the end that allows the doctor to see the stone and the surrounding tissue.
- Laser lithotripsy: A laser is used to break up the stone into smaller pieces. The laser is inserted through the ureteroscope and directed at the stone, creating shock waves that break it into small fragments that can be easily passed through the urinary tract.
- Retrieval of stone fragments: The small stone fragments are removed using a small basket or forceps inserted through the ureteroscope. Sometimes a small tube, called a stent, may be placed in the ureter or kidney to help drain urine and any remaining stone fragments.
- Recovery: After the procedure, you may be observed for a short time to make sure there are no complications. You can usually go home the same day and resume your normal activities within a few days. You may experience some discomfort or pain as the stone fragments pass through your urinary tract, but this is usually temporary.
Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with kidney stones. However, it may not be suitable for all patients, depending on the size and location of the stone, as well as other factors such as the patient’s overall health and medical history. Our doctors will help determine if ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy is the right treatment option for you.