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Kidney stone removal - what are my options?
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole.
Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days.

In brief: It depends
Stenting for temproary relief of pain and obstruction extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy - stones less than 2 cm ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy - stones in ureter or kidney percutaneous nephrolithotomy - stones > 2cm or 10-15mm in lower pole.
Inpatient procedure often combined with one or both of the above procedures over the course of several days.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
In brief: Here are...
First, decide if stone removal is necessary although it's possible.
Second, proceed with options of stone removal with eswl, or percutanesous stone breaking ; removal, or laser stone breaking/removal through urethra, bladder, ; ureter up to kidney, depending upon surgeon's preferance/skill, tech-availability of facility, ; patient's cooperation. But, prepare for 1-2 more procedures as needed...

In brief: Here are...
First, decide if stone removal is necessary although it's possible.
Second, proceed with options of stone removal with eswl, or percutanesous stone breaking ; removal, or laser stone breaking/removal through urethra, bladder, ; ureter up to kidney, depending upon surgeon's preferance/skill, tech-availability of facility, ; patient's cooperation. But, prepare for 1-2 more procedures as needed...
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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