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How does the doctor put in a kidney stent?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Via a cystoscope

The doctor will need to look into your bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope.
He/she will be able to see the opening where the ureter empties into the bladder and place a stent up to the kidney.

In brief: Via a cystoscope

The doctor will need to look into your bladder with an instrument called a cystoscope.
He/she will be able to see the opening where the ureter empties into the bladder and place a stent up to the kidney.
Dr. Phillip Porch
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Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Artery vs ureter

A renal artery stent (to treat high blood pressure from kidney artery narrowing) is inserted using a catheter placed into either the groin or wrist artery.
Using xrays, the catheter is advanced into the kidney artery and the stent deployed using a balloon advanced over a small guidewire. A ureteral stent is advanced through a catheter placed into the urinary bladder to restore the flow of urine.

In brief: Artery vs ureter

A renal artery stent (to treat high blood pressure from kidney artery narrowing) is inserted using a catheter placed into either the groin or wrist artery.
Using xrays, the catheter is advanced into the kidney artery and the stent deployed using a balloon advanced over a small guidewire. A ureteral stent is advanced through a catheter placed into the urinary bladder to restore the flow of urine.
Dr. Joseph Moore
Dr. Joseph Moore
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