Ureterolithotomy refers to the open or laparoscopic surgical removal of a stone from the ureter. The ureter is a tube between the kidney and the bladder. Urine passes down to the bladder through this tube.
Why get Ureterolithotomy?
Ureterolithotomy is used to remove stones in a ureter that:
- Are too large to pass
- Cause pain or bleeding
- Cause infection
- Block the flow of urine
- Place pressure on the kidney
What To Expect
Prior to Procedure
The doctor may do the following;
- Take images of the urinary system to locate the stone
- Take blood and urine tests
- Ask about the medical history
An incision will be made in the side or the abdomen. The incision location will depend exactly where the stone is. Both muscle and skin will need to be cut to expose the ureter.
The stone will be located in the ureter. An incision will be made in the ureter just above the stone. The stone will then be removed. A stent may be placed in the ureter. This is a device to help keep the ureter open.
The ureter will then be sewn shut with stitches. The muscles and skin will then be sewn shut with stitches or staples. A tube may be placed in the wound. It will help drain out any extra fluids while the wound heals.
What We Offer
We at Almurshidi Medical Tourism will find the best doctors to cater to your needs. We are partnered with a wide network of hospitals and clinics that provide top quality medical experience.
We provide free medical estimates, make medical appointments, and provide several medical opinions if needed at no cost.
For more information contact us at +66822004040 or via WhatsApp