LASER STONE SURGERY : URETEROSCOPY
Ureteroscopy is upper urinary tract endoscopy which facilitates examination of the upper urinary tract, by the passage of a small diameter endoscope through the urethra, bladder, and then directly into the ureter. The procedure is useful in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders such as kidney stones or urothelial cancers in the ureter or kidney.
The examination may be performed with either a flexible or a rigid fiberoptic device while the patient is under a general anesthetic. This is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of natural channels in the body. The patient is usually free to go home a few hours after the procedure.
The video below shows the Ureteroscopy in progress