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If you have kidney stones, it's important to investigate and treat them to prevent kidney damage occurring.
It is important to investigate and treat stones as necessary to prevent kidney damage occurring. Treatment over the years has been revolutionised by the introduction of new technologies and specialist expertise that has enabled stones to be removed without the need for painful surgery.
Many stones can be disintegrated and dispersed by outpatient treatment which involves focusing acoustic energy onto the stone through the skin, a technique known as extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). This has removed the need for surgery altogether in many cases.
Where this is not possible, under anaesthesia, stones in the kidneys or tubes draining them can be accessed with the latest fibreoptic instruments passed through the outside urinary opening (urethra) and broken up with laser energy. If kidney stones are too large for this type of treatment, they may be accessed and removed using instruments passed through a small puncture hole in the skin, again sparing the patient painful open surgery and enabling a rapid return to normal activities.
Insertion / removal of stent in ureter
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