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Hi, I have an 8mm kidney stone in my left kidney that has recently started giving me discomfort. Which procedure is best? SWL or Ureteroscopy?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology

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Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled.
So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you.

In brief: Here are some...

Nowadays, transureteroscopic laser stone-breaking with/without post-procedural stent is what I prefer, but the practice in managing symptomatic renal stone has evolved & changed and professional proficiency may sway how kidney stone could be handled.
So, ask your urologist although through ureteroscopy is what I prefer. More? Contact me and I can help you.
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