Stones are the hard, crystalline mineral material which is formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Stones are formed when urine has excess of stone forming substances or making little amount of urine. There are various ways to treat kidney stones. They are.
- Medical therapy
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
- Ureteroscopic removal of stone
- Parathyroid gland surgery
Ureteroscopic removal of stone includes a thin viewing instrument (ureteroscope) that is inserted into the urethra (the tube that connects body to the bladder) to view and locate stones to remove. The urologist inserted a tiny wire basket into the ureter from the bladder, grabs the stone and pulls the stone. The urologist removes kidney stone with the help of forceps or ureteroscope from the basket that hold the stone. Generally, smaller stones can be removed in one piece whereas larger stones may need to be broken up before removing from the bladder. Ureteroscope is also useful to find the kidney stone that is struck in the ureter after leaving the kidney. Ureteroscope is used to diagnose and treat many urinary tract problems. It allows urologist to look into the ureter, find the stone and remove it. This process is an outpatient process with or without a stint inserted.
Mostly, ureteroscopy is used to treat stones present in the ureter, importantly for the stones which are near the bladder, in the lower half of the ureter. Ureteroscope is most common treatment method for the removal of lower ureteral stones. Ureteroscopy is a good choice for the people, who are
- Have blood clotting disorder
- Regular painless urination
- Reduce pain in stomach area
- Eliminate foul smell in urine
- Risk of injury
- Urinary tract infection
- Abdominal pain
Dr. Pradeep P. Rao of the Dept. of Urology in Global Hospital is one of the best urologists in the Mumbai. He has an experience of many years to treat stone problems. The hospital provides best treatment for Ureteroscopic removal of stone.
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