What is Ureteroscopic Stone Removal?

Ureteroscopy uses a special scope to identify and remove kidney stones, most often ones that have traveled to the ureters. For small stones, the physician will use a device like a basket to pull out the stones through the scope. If the stones are too big, the physician will need to break them apart with an extra tool, such as a laser.

Unlike the more common alternative shock wave lithotripsy, uteroscopy can be used if you are pregnant, taking blood thinners, or are morbidly obese.
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