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Are you asleep for ureteroscopic stone removal?

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Dr. Benjamin Whittam
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Ureteroscopy

Yes. All ureteroscopic stone surgery is done with the patient under anesthesia.
This is done for 2 reasons: painful procedure and patient must be completely still.

In brief: Ureteroscopy

Yes. All ureteroscopic stone surgery is done with the patient under anesthesia.
This is done for 2 reasons: painful procedure and patient must be completely still.
Dr. Benjamin Whittam
Dr. Benjamin Whittam
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Usually.

Ureteroscopic procedures are performed in the operating room, with general or spinal anesthesia.
With general, you are asleep. This is the preferred method, especially with stones high up in the kidney where breathing must be controlled. In spinal anesthesia you are numb from the waist down but awake. This is usually reserved for those with issues that prevent full anesthesia.

In brief: Usually.

Ureteroscopic procedures are performed in the operating room, with general or spinal anesthesia.
With general, you are asleep. This is the preferred method, especially with stones high up in the kidney where breathing must be controlled. In spinal anesthesia you are numb from the waist down but awake. This is usually reserved for those with issues that prevent full anesthesia.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm
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