Uretroscopic removal of bladder stone involves inserting a scope into the bladder for treating various problems in the urinary tract. The procedure also helps to remove ureteral stones by passing a tiny wire basket into the lower part of the ureter for pulling the stone free. Uretroscopic removal of bladder stone recovery time is quick and easy.
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Ureteroscopic removal of bladder stone is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a telescope through the urethra into the bladder and into the ureter to spot and remove stones. Urologists use forceps for plucking stones from the walls of the ureter and the bladder. A kind of urology basket is also used to grab the stones. Large stones are fragmented with helium laser rays and removed from the bladder.
The procedure of ureteroscopic removal of bladder stone is performed as an outpatient procedure and so in most cases patients are allowed to go home on the same day. With the help of newer technologies introduced to ureteroscopy procedure, it is now possible to remove very small stones in or near the ureter and the bladder.
Ureteroscopy is a common treatment for lower ureteral stones in the ureter, close to the bladder. Shock wave lithotripsy, on the other hand, is the most common treatment for kidney stones. Besides, ureteroscopy is a good choice for pregnant and obese patients with stones in their bladder. Other treatments like open surgery or percutaneous nephrolithotomy is used for oddly shaped and harder stones.
There are minimal risks associated with the treatment of ureteroscopic removal of bladder stone that include bleeding, injury and infection in the ureter. If the ureter is very small, doctors place a stent inside to widen the space. This is done a couple of weeks before the procedure is done.
Before ureteroscopy treatment, you will have to go through check-ups and other obligations as specified by your doctor.
The operation typically takes an hour to complete. Patients are generally released on the same day or they may have to stay for a night at the hospital.
Several hours after the operation, you will feel a burning sensation while urinating. If the problem persists, you may have to stay in the hospital for a couple of days. Drink plenty of water to help get rid of the problem. Taking medicines also help to numb the burning sensation. Besides, it is normal to see blood in urine for 2-3 days. Not to worry, the recovery time of uteroscopic removal of bladder stone is quick and hassle free.