ttelo1.gif (1393 bytes) LAPAROSCOPY  IN  UROLOGY

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URINARY STONES

Most Urinary Stones can be treated by medicines. Some stones require powdering or direct removal. Please look under Non-Lap. Procedures for details.

eswl.jpg (33277 bytes)ESWL :Stones in the kidney, which are not very large, can be          powdered by external energy generated in a machine ESWL. This is an outpatient treatment.

 

PCNL in progressPCNL:Larger stones in the kidney have to be removed by puncturing the kidney and passing a telescope into the kidney. The stones are then powdered and removed.Click here for video

URETEROSCOPIC STONE REMOVAL: Small and medium sized stones in the ureter, the tube connecting the kidney & bladder, can be removed by a Ureteroscope. A Ureteroscope is a thin telescope about the size of a small drinking straw. This can be passed from below, up the bladder into the ureter to visualize the stone. The stone can then be powdered using special probes that pass through this thin scope. Click here for video.

LAPAROSCOPIC STONE REMOVAL.

Large stones in the ureter have to be removed by open surgery. However instead, the same surgery can be performed using key holes. Instead of making large wounds, small keyholes are made to pass instruments into the body and perform surgery inside. When compared to open surgery, there is remarkably less pain and faster healing, enabling early discharge home.Click her for video

CYSTOSCOPIC STONE REMOVAL

Stones in the bladder can be removed passing a telescope into the bladder. The stone is then powdered by probes that pass through the scope, and removed.