St. Anne Hospital in Piaseczno
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URSL
ureterorenoscopic
lithotripsy

Ureterorenoscopy is an endoscopic procedure performed through the ureter, in order to inspect its condition.

This is an effective and safe endoscopic procedure performed through the ureter – a low-invasive inspection of the ureter with a ureterorenoscope, in order to crush and remove the stone causing pain.

URSL

ULRS is most commonly used for ureter stones causing renal colic, post-surgery ureter narrowing, and even ureter cancer. The procedure is performed under a general or spinal anaesthesia, so the patient feels no pain. 

 

During URLS, the stone is fragmented and then removed through the ureter with special forceps or baskets. The inspection of the ureter interior is possible due to a precise optic system in the ureterorenoscope – a doctor views the lesions on the screen.

Advantages

ULRS brings relief for kidney stones and is not encumbered with high risks of complications. 
During the procedure other problems in the urinary system can also be detected.

Pain reduction

The procedure brings relief for kidney stones – the patient can easily use a toilet.

Safety

ULRS is conducted under the strict control of a medical specialist in special, comfortable conditions, and the post-surgery catheter is removed after only a few days.

Short rehabilitation time

The patient goes back home on the day of the procedure, and post-surgery symptoms usually disappear after a few days.

Indications

URLS is recommended for people suffering pain and problems with urination. A specific indicator for stone removal is their diameter: 6–7 mm.

 

  • A referral for the surgery can be issued earlier, when the patient shows symptoms of renal colic and strong, troublesome pain during urination.
  • It should be remembered that when left untreated, renal stones can lead to urinary system infections, or even to renal injury and failure.
  • Patients delaying lithotripsy put themselves at an increased risk of pyonephrosis and acute chronic urinary tract infection.
  • Lithotripsy is particularly recommended for young (up to 25 years old) people suffering from kidney stones – in that case, the disease recurrence can be avoided.
Contraindications

The most important and strict contraindications for this procedure are the patient’s poor health and problems with coagulation.

  • Since it is an office procedure, the patient must be aware of the specific recovery duration and the need to leave the JJ catheter in the ureter.
  • Furthermore, the procedure is not intended for pregnant women and patients with a ureteral graft.
  • The strict contraindications also include anatomic changes in the body – phimoses, changes affecting the ureter, or degenerative hip joint diseases.
Contraindications

The most important and strict contraindications for this procedure are the patient’s poor health and problems with coagulation.

  • Since it is an office procedure, the patient must be aware of the specific recovery duration and the need to leave the JJ catheter in the ureter.
  • Furthermore, the procedure is not intended for pregnant women and patients with a ureteral graft.
  • The strict contraindications also include anatomic changes in the body – phimoses, changes affecting the ureter, or degenerative hip joint diseases.
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Urolithiasis Treatment Centre at the Saint Anna Hospital in Piaseczno
PLN 140
PLN 3,500

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