A ureteric stent involves the insertion of a thin tube into the ureter to prevent the obstruction of urine flow from the kidney. A doctor often uses a ureteric stent after the ureter becomes obstructed during a procedure... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney surgery to place a ureteral stent involves putting the patient under general anesthesia, putting a ureteroscope into the bladder through the urethra, using a flexible guide wire to place the stent into place, guar... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A stent is usually removed after two or three days after an uncomplicated ureteroscopy, according to Ohio State University Department of Urology. It usually stays in for about a week after kidney stone surgery, though ma... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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