RIRS Surgery (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery )

RIRS (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery) is a procedure performed to remove kidney stones using laser and a fiberoptic endoscope without making any incisions on the kidney.  This is a minimally invasive procedure, as the procedure is performed without making any incisions.  The fiberoptic endoscope is a viewing tube, which goes all the way from the urethra into the kidney.  This procedure can be performed under general or spinal anesthesia.

The scope allows the doctor to visualize the stone.  It is moved up through the urethra and placed into the kidney under fluoroscopy.  The stones are then crushed by a Laser probe. small forceps or baskets are used to grab the stones.

RIRS can be performed for stone Upto 5 cm , staging of procedure may be needed for big stones.

There are several advantages to performing RIRS:

  • Compared to traditional methods or open surgery, RIRS aids in quicker extraction of stones
  • Reduced pain post surgery.
  • Faster recovery period.
  • Minimal blood loss and No damage to the renal tissues

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