4 doctors weighed in:

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

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
Thank
Dr. Elliot Reisman
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Cystoscopy

Put a scope in the urethra and pull it out. Takes 1 minute.

In brief: Cystoscopy

Put a scope in the urethra and pull it out. Takes 1 minute.
Dr. Elliot Reisman
Dr. Elliot Reisman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
30 years in practice
939K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors