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Ureteroscopy Procedure

Take Care of Your Kidney Stones and Get Back To Your Daily Routine

Kidney stones can cause unbearable pain. In fact, many women have said that passing a kidney stone is more painful than giving birth. miVIP surgeons are here to offer you the relief you need from the excruciation pain of kidney stones in your ureter. In order to tell whether or not you actually have kidney stones, we can perform a minimally invasive ureteroscopy procedure using the latest and most effective medical technology and techniques.

There are certain symptoms of kidney stones that you will want to alert your doctor of, including:

  • Kidney pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Lowered urine output

What Method Will Be Used During the Procedure?

We will need to take a sample of urine before we begin the ureteroscopy procedure to see if there are any signs of infection. You will be administered either a spinal or general anesthesia before the procedure, which means that you will be given special fasting instructions beforehand.

As for the actual procedure:

  • The area around your urethral will be cleaned to prevent bacteria
  • A ureteroscope will be lubricated and inserted into the urethra and bladder
  • Your bladder will be filled with a sterile liquid in order to stretch it and make it easier for study
  • The surgeon will check for blockages
  • A biopsy might be taken for study
  • Any small stones that are found will be removed

Who Will Be Handling Your Surgery?

The surgeons as well as the support staff at miVIP have the experience, credentials and education necessary to make sure your surgery is a complete success. They will address any concerns that you might have and answer all of your questions before the ureteroscopy procedure. We make sure that you are fully at ease before your procedure starts.

What Happens After Your Procedure?

Your procedure should only take about half an hour, and after that the anesthesia should wear off in about an hour or two. It is best that you make arrangements before your procedure to have someone pick you up and drive you home. Some of the most common side effects of the surgery are a burning sensation or slight bleeding during urination. If these side effects do not clear up in about a day after your procedure, be sure that you let us know as soon as possible.

How Much Does the Procedure Cost?

As for the cost of your ureteroscopy, it will mostly depend on your health insurance plan. Before your surgery, let us know if you would like for us to help you with insurance pre-authorization or if you would like for us to verify your benefits. Our knowledgeable and experienced patient advocates can also work with you to develop a personalized insurance plan.

What is the Long-Term Prognosis?

You might only experience kidney stones a single time, or they might be a recurring condition. In any case, it is best that you seek out professional treatment for them as soon as you start noticing symptoms.

Why Should We Handle Your Surgery?

By choosing miVIP surgery centers, your procedure will be one that is minimally evasive will enable you to heal as quickly as possible. Allow us to take care of you and your kidney stones. Call 877-956-2263 today if you have any questions or if you would like to go ahead and schedule a consultation.

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