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Ureteroscopy: Treatment, Procedure, Cost And Side Effects

Last Updated: Jul 06, 2023

What Is Ureteroscopy?

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An outpatient procedure called ureteroscopy is used to treat kidney or ureteral stones. It is done with the help of a ureteroscope which is a long, thin tube with an eyepiece on one end and a small lens and a light on the other. Ureteroscopy can also be used to diagnose and handle other kidney blockages.

summary- Ureteroscopy is a surgical procedure done to remove kidney stones.

Why Ureteroscopy is done?

If you have any of the following conditions, your doctor may recommend a ureteroscopy:

  • Urine containing blood.
  • Obstruction of the kidney or ureter (due to stones or tumours).

summary- Ureteroscopy is done to treat kidney stones, tumours and blood in the urine.

How should I prepare myself for Ureteroscopy?

Most often, patients are instructed to avoid eating before the surgery. Before the procedure, you might be requested to provide a urine sample to diagnose infections. You must ask your doctor for specific instructions before the surgery.

summary- You should avoid eating before the surgery and consult your doctor for further instructions.

What happens during Ureteroscopy?

You will be sedated during the surgery and then a ureteroscope will be inserted into your bladder and ureter to check for urinary tract issues.

summary- During ureteroscopy, a device called a ureteroscope is inserted in your bladder.

What are the benefits of ureteroscopy?

Ureteroscopy can be done for multiple reasons, such as:

  • To obtain a precise image of the urinary system
  • Take out stones
  • Remove any suspicious-looking tissues.

summary- Ureteroscopy is done to remove stones and suspicious tissues from the kidney and bladder.

What are the risks of Ureteroscopy?

Complications associated with ureteroscopy are:

  • Infection
  • Haemorrhage
  • Ureteral damage

summary- Risks of ureteroscopy are: infection, injury and bleeding.

What should be avoided after Ureteroscopy?

The following things should be avoided after ureteroscopy:

  • Alcohol
  • Soda
  • Green Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Caffeine
  • Tiring activities
  • Strenuous exercises

summary- You should avoid certain foods, drinks and strenuous activities after ureteroscopy.

What is the price of a ureteroscopy in India?

The price of ureteroscopy may range from Rs 50000 to Rs 100000.

summary- The cost of a Ureteroscopy in India is up to Rs. 100000.

How long does it take to recover from a ureteroscopy?

It takes 6 to 7 days to recover from a ureteroscopy. To aid in faster recovery, you should avoid strenuous activities, and take healthy diets and plenty of fluids.

summary- You can recover within a week after ureteroscopy.


A minimally invasive procedure called ureteroscopy is used to treat ureteral and kidney stones. It is commonly an outpatient treatment, carried out in the operating room under general or spinal anaesthetic (you go home the same day). Anywhere in the ureter and kidney where stones are discovered can be treated by ureteroscopy. Ureteroscopy also enables the treatment of stones that are invisible on an x-ray.

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