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 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

The recovery time after a ureteral stent depends on the amount of pain and number of complications, if any, that develop after the ureteroscopy procedure. Most patients typically go home within 48 hours of the surgery an... More »

A ureteric stent is put into place by first putting the patient under general anesthesia and then, using a cystoscope, the stent is inserted into the bladder via the urethra using a guidewire, and then pushed deeper all ... 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

Laparoscopic kidney surgery entails placing the patient under general anesthesia, and then making three 1-centimeter incisions and one 2-inch incision in his abdomen, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. The surgeon inserts a la... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Bladder-sling surgery is a procedure in which synthetic, mesh material and human or animal tissue is utilized to build a sling beneath the urethra or neck of the bladder to treat urinary incontinence, explains Mayo Clini... More » Health Conditions & Diseases