If a kidney stone is too large to pass through the urinary tract, a surgeon might perform a ureteroscopy to remove the stone from the body. Although a surgeon removes the stone, ureteroscopy is considered an outpatient p... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some benefits of a kidney stone removal stent are that it promotes healing of the ureter, allows urine to flow instead of being obstructed and provides relief from an obstruction, notes The Ohio State's Wexner Medical Ce... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts that form inside the kidney, states Mayo Clinic. Stones often form when minerals stick together when the urine becomes concentrated. Types of kidney s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Kidney stone removal surgery is called a ureteroscopy and it entails a surgeon entering the urethra through the bladder to break up and remove stone with a laser and forceps, WebMD explains. Recovery time from a ureteros... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Kidney stones may cause blood in the urine when the kidney stone moves through the urinary tract, according to WebMD. It is possible that smaller kidney stones pass through the urinary tract without causing painful urina... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

During kidney removal surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the patient's side, explains Healthline. He then severs the blood vessels that serve the kidneys as well as the connections to the bladder. The surgeon may ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Surgery options for kidney stones include removal of the stones using a scope inserted through the back, use of a ureteroscope through the urethra or removal of the parathyroid, according to Mayo Clinic. Doctors also use... More » Health Conditions & Diseases