Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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Most patients can undergo this procedure, which can often be done with IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia.
Patients must be off blood thinners (eg, aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa) and have no active infection. Success rates are best in stones less than 2 cm. Anatomic abnormalities (eg, ureteral stricture or horseshoe kidney) must be taken into account.

In brief: See answer

Most patients can undergo this procedure, which can often be done with IV sedation as opposed to general anesthesia.
Patients must be off blood thinners (eg, aspirin, plavix, coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa) and have no active infection. Success rates are best in stones less than 2 cm. Anatomic abnormalities (eg, ureteral stricture or horseshoe kidney) must be taken into account.
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