Ureteropyeloscopy is a procedure in which a ureteroscope (a thin
lighted tube with a high resolution camera) is used to view the inside
of the ureter (the tube which connects the kidney to the bladder). Your
urologist may need a clear view of your ureter to locate and identify a
stone, a stricture (an unhealthy narrowing of the ureter), an
obstruction, or sometimes cancer.
Ureteropyeloscopy is performed under local or general anesthesia, and can take between 30-60 minutes. If your doctor performs additional surgery in conjunction with your ureteropyeloscopy, the procedure can take up to two hours. During the surgery, your doctor may insert a temporary catheter in the ureter, to be removed within 10 days. You will likely go home either the same day or within 24 hours after your ureteropyeloscopy.
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