• Kidney stones are very common
  • Some can be treated in a single procedure but most require 2 or 3 stages
  • Most need a stent inserted to alleviate pain/infection/kidney failure as an emergency
  • The second stage involves a small telescope and laser passed via your bladder up to the kidney to laser/vaporize your stone.  The stent is usually replaced at this time.
  • The stent is then removed usually a few days later by your surgeon or our practice nurse
  • After surgery

Laser vaporisation of a stone secured within a basket