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Mr Richard Cetti BSc. MBBS FRCS(Urol) FRACS
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Launceston Health Hub
243/247 Wellington Street
Is reserved for the treatment of large or inaccessible renal stones, and is recommended in international guidelines as first line treatment for all stones over 20mm in size.
It involves guided access to the collecting system of the kidney through the loin, and endoscopic removal of the kidney stone, with or without fragmentation.
Although it is the most invasive method of treating stones it does carry the best chance of rendering a patient truly stone free through one procedure.
What to Expect
Pre and post-operative iv antibiotics.
Post-operatively you will have a drain tube called a nephrostomy from the kidney, and a urinary catheter.
A CT scan will be performed Day 1 post-operatively.
If stone free, the nephrostomy will be clamped off and removed.
Discharge post-operative Day 1/2.
Bleeding requiring transfusion 3%
2nd procedure to achieve true stone clearance 20%