Flexible ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy is a minimally invasive procedure, which is performed through the urethra (hole where we pee), a very small camera is introduced into the affected kidney; The stone (stone) is located and it is pulverized (lithotripsy) with a laser, it is verified that no fragments remain in the kidney and as the last step of the surgery a double J catheter is placed, this allows the ureter damaged by the stone heal in a proper way.
How long does the surgery take? On average the surgery lasts 60-90 minutes.
Type of anesthesia? Regional (in the back) + sedation.
How long should I be hospitalized? Usually less than 24 hours.
What to expect after surgery
After the procedure, the return to daily activities is very fast, you can climb stairs, perform moderate intensity exercise, go to work if it does not involve great physical effort; However, the double J catheter that is placed for the adequate recovery of the ureter, causes discomfort such as the sensation of constant urination or pink urine, colicky pain in the back, among others that are controlled with medications.
The catheter is removed in 2-4 weeks after the procedure in the office or in the hospital.
• No injuries on the skin.
• Quick incorporation into your routine activities.
• Mild postoperative pain.
• Use of latest technology (laser) for the pulverization of the stone.
las complicaciones en la ureteroscopia flexible son muy raras.
Debido a que es un procedimiento de mínima invasión.