- Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate
- Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy
- Open Radical Prostatectomy
- Drug Treatment for BHP
- Transurethral Incision of the prostate
- Open Prostatectomy
- Trans-Urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour
- BCG treatment
- Electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor
- Injections for OAB
- Sacral Nerve Stimulation
- Bladder Augmentation
- Suprapubic Catheter
- Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT)
- Trans Obtutrator Tape (TOT)
- Urinary Diversion
- Vaginal Mesh Support
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
- Genitourinary medicine
- Sexual health
Ureteroscopy (+/- Retrograde Studies and Stent Insertion):
What is a Ureteroscopy?
A ureteroscopy is an examination of the inside ureter(s) using a telescope called a ureteroscope. The telescope is passed through the urethra into the bladder to visualise the ureter(s). This procedure is carried out under general anaesthetics, and recovery period in hospital is 1 day.
Indication for a Ureteroscopy
Ureteroscopies are performed for a number of reasons, but mainly to investigate problems and help diagnose if anything is wrong. Problems include:
- Narrowing of the ureters
- Obstruction within the ureters
Minor procedures performed during a ureteroscopy
- Fragmentation (breaking) and removal of ureteric stones.
- Retrograde studies - to provide anatomical information about the renal pelvis and calyces (these are structures within the kidney).
- Retrograde studies of the ureteric junction (where the ureter and kidney joins).
- Insertion of ureteric stent (depending on the nature of the ureteroscope) to help keep the ureter open and drain the kidney.
Potential complication post-operatively
- Blood stained urine
- Burning sensation on voiding
- Stenting symptoms (pain and haematuria) if a JJ stent is left in place for 1-2 weeks or more.
You should be fine to return to work 2-3 days post surgery. A follow up appointment should be arranged to see your Urologist to discuss re-admission into hospital for the JJ stent removal.