ABOUT FLEXIBLE URETEROSCOPY
A ureteroscopy is an examination or procedure using a ureteroscope. A ureteroscope is an instrument for examining the inside of the urinary tract.
A flexible ureteroscope is used to see beyond the bladder into the ureters, the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Through the flexible ureteroscope, the doctor can see a stone in the ureter and fragment and remove it using the Swiss LaserClast®.
The laser fibre is inserted in to the working channel of the ureteroscope and up to the stone, with a laser beam shining through the fibre. The stone will be fragmented into smaller pieces or dust which can then be removed with a basket or can pass out of the body in the urine.