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Do you have a ureteroscopy done to remove a kidney stone?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Sometimes
Number of kidney stones are amenable to trans ureteroscopic removal by laser lithotripsy or stone basket extraction if small enough.
Alternatives are shockwave lithotripsty (eswl) or percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy (pcnl). Latter involves placing a tube through abdominal wall followed by a kidney-scope for stone breakup and extraction.

In brief: Sometimes
Number of kidney stones are amenable to trans ureteroscopic removal by laser lithotripsy or stone basket extraction if small enough.
Alternatives are shockwave lithotripsty (eswl) or percutaneous nephro-lithotripsy (pcnl). Latter involves placing a tube through abdominal wall followed by a kidney-scope for stone breakup and extraction.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Ureteroscopy using a laser to break up the stone is a very good way to remove stones in the ureter. When they are up in the kidney or large, then they may be better treated using shock wave lithotripsy or by a tube in the kidney.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Scope can go from bladder all the way to kidney.

In brief: Yes
Scope can go from bladder all the way to kidney.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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