Pyeloscopy and Lasertripsy
Flexible pyeloscopy and lasertripsy is a procedure where a fibre optic telescope is introduced into the kidney via the urethra into the bladder and up to the ureter. The stone is then fragmented into sand-like consistency to allow easy passage. This procedure does not involve any surgical incisions and is performed under a general anaesthetic.
The pre and post procedure information and instructions for this procedure are the same as those for the Ureteroscopy and Lithclast procedure.
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Mater Doc Num: Hosp-001-06394
Last modified 21/4/2017.
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Last consumer engagement date: 31/7/2015