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how do they remove a stent placed after kidney stone removal surgery?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Two ways: If the stent is left with a long "string" if intended to be short term, this can be grasped and pulled out easily. If there is no visible string, an office procedure to retrieve it with a flexible fiberoptic scope (cystoscopy) is a rapid and relatively painless method to remove the stent.
Answered on Oct 21, 2019
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Dr. Elliot Reisman
37 years experience Pediatric Urology
Cystoscopy: Put a scope in the urethra and pull it out. Takes 1 minute.
Answered on Mar 26, 2019

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