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Understanding Pyelolithotomy

Pyelolithotomy is a surgical procedure used to remove kidney stones (renal calculi) that are located within the renal pelvis, the area where urine collects before entering the ureter. This procedure is typically recommended for larger kidney stones or stones that are causing blockages, infections, or severe pain and cannot be effectively treated with other non-invasive methods such as shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient safety and well-being during pyelolithotomy. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preoperative Evaluation: Prior to surgery, the patient will undergo a comprehensive evaluation, including medical history review, physical examination, imaging studies (such as CT scans or ultrasound), and laboratory tests to assess kidney function and overall health.

  2. Anesthesia: Pyelolithotomy is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort and pain control during the procedure.

  3. Surgical Approach: Depending on the location and size of the kidney stone, as well as the patient’s specific condition, the surgeon may use a traditional open approach or minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgery.

  4. Kidney Exposure: During the procedure, the surgeon carefully exposes the affected kidney by making an incision in the abdomen or side of the body. The renal pelvis is then opened to access the kidney stone.

  5. Stone Removal: The surgeon removes the kidney stone from the renal pelvis using specialized instruments. In some cases, the stone may be broken into smaller pieces to facilitate removal.

  6. Closure: After the kidney stone is removed, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical staples, and the area is bandaged to promote healing.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Pyelolithotomy?

  1. Expert Surgical Team: Our team of experienced urological surgeons specializes in pyelolithotomy procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technology to provide safe and effective treatment for kidney stones.

  2. Individualized Treatment Plans: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs, medical history, and the characteristics of their kidney stones.

  3. Comprehensive Care: We provide comprehensive preoperative evaluation, surgical care, and postoperative follow-up to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

  4. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced imaging technology, ensuring the highest standards of safety, precision, and effectiveness in pyelolithotomy procedures.

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