Treatment Kidney Ureteral Stones

URS Treatment

Ureteroscopy (URS)

Ureteroscopy is a type of treatment which is done with a small-calibre endoscope. URS is common, success rates are very high, and the risk of complications is low. For URS you will receive general or local anaesthesia. Once you are under anaesthesia, the doctor enters your bladder with the endoscope through the urethra without making an incision in your body. The stone is pulled out using a special “basket” (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1: A stone is pulled from the ureter using a basket.


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