Patients suffering from a variety of complex urinary conditions including kidney stones, narrowing’s, and tumors may greatly benefit from urinary stenting. When medically appropriate, placement of a specially designed, flexible prosthesis “stent” inside the urinary system (ureter and urethra) may correct or relieve an obstruction allowing proper drainage of urine.
Specialized measurements are used to determine the appropriate size and length of the stent. Once in place, some stents will need to be removed while others are permanent. More than 1 episode of general anesthesia may necessary for stent placement and removal.
Not all patients are appropriate candidates for this procedure and careful selection is required.