Ureteroscopy is a type of treatment which is done with a small-caliber endoscope. URS is common, success rates are very high, and the risk of complications is low. For URS you will receive general or local anesthesia. Once you are under anesthesia, the urologist in Muzaffarpur 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”.
- The procedure is typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia (asleep).
- During this procedure, a ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder into the ureter (a tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder) or kidney.
- X-ray images with a contrast agent (dye) in the ureters may be used to allow the urologist to see where the stone is located and to rule out other abnormalities.
- The ureteroscope is long and thin with a tiny fibre optic camera at the end that is used to see beyond the bladder into the ureters.
- Once the stone is located, it is pulled out directly with a “stone basket” or a laser is used to break the stone into smaller pieces before they are extracted using the basket.
Some ureteroscopes are flexible like a thin, long straw. Others are more rigid and firm.