What is Retrograde Internal Surgery?
Retrograde internal surgery is a surgical procedure to treat kidney stones using a viewing tube called a fiberoptic endoscope.
The fiberoptic endoscope is sent into the urine collecting part of the kidney through bladder and ureter, without making an incision on the body. The stone is viewed through the scope and crushed using ultrasound or laser. The stones can be removed using forceps.
The procedure can also be used to treat:
- Kidney stones too large for lithotripsy
- Bleeding disorders in kidney
With this procedure, the pain is lesser and recovery is faster than from the traditional methods. The extraction process is also quicker.
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