Welcome to Excel Urology: Pioneering Advanced Kidney Stone Treatment with Laser URSL

Are you or a loved one grappling with the discomfort and pain of kidney stones? Look no further – Excel Urology is here to provide cutting-edge solutions led by the experienced and compassionate Dr. Ashish Saini.

Meet Our Expert: Dr. Ashish Saini

At Excel Urology is Dr. Ashish Saini, a distinguished urologist passionate about innovation and patient-centric care. Dr. Saini brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of urology, specializing in advanced treatments for kidney stones.

What Sets Us Apart: Laser URSL Treatment

Ureteroscopy is a procedure used to address kidney stones. It involves passing a small telescope, called a ureteroscope, through the urethra, bladder, and up the ureter to the location of the stone. This procedure is typically done under general anesthesia and lasts one to three hours.

If the stone is small, it can be caught with a basket device and removed whole. For larger stones or narrow ureters, the stone needs to be broken into tiny pieces, usually with a laser, and then these pieces are removed.

Using the ureteroscope might cause swelling in the ureter. To ensure proper urine drainage from the kidney, a small tube called a ureteral stent may be temporarily left inside the ureter.

While ureteroscopy is often done as an outpatient procedure, an overnight hospital stay might be necessary if the procedure is lengthy or challenging.

What Sets Us Apart: Laser URSL Treatment

Advantages of Ureteroscopy:

Ureteroscopy can treat stones at any position in the ureter and kidney. It's also effective for stones not visible on an x-ray. Patients who can't be treated with other methods, like those unable to stop blood thinners, pregnant women, or those who are morbidly obese, can benefit from ureteroscopy.

Ureteroscopy may not be suitable for:

Patients with large stones: Removing all fragments with ureteroscopy can be challenging for very large stones.

Patients with a history of urinary tract reconstruction: The anatomy of those who've had previous ureteral or bladder reconstruction may not allow the passage of a ureteroscope.

What is the procedure for ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy?

Once you are asleep, your surgeon will pass a ureteroscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera) through your urethra and bladder and into the ureter until it reaches the stone. They will then use a laser to break up the stone.

After the doctor has broken the stone into tiny pieces, they can remove it from the ureter. In most cases, a surgeon will also place a stent to ensure the kidney drains urine properly after the procedure. They'll remove the stent a few days after the procedure.

What to Expect After the Procedure

Recovery:

After the procedure, you'll be in a recovery room. Once your pain is manageable and you can urinate, the medical staff may discharge you. Anesthesia can cause drowsiness and nausea for a few hours, so make sure someone can drive you home.

Follow-Up:

You'll have a follow-up appointment to remove the stent a few days after the procedure. There may be additional appointments; your doctor will discuss this with you.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Ashish Saini today and take the first step toward advanced and effective kidney stone treatment.