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Lead urologist says ureteroscopy ‘safe’

Dr Mohammad Al-Ghanim

KUWAIT: Head of the urology unit at Jaber Armed Forces Hospital Dr Mohammad Al-Ghanim said ureteroscopy is considered a safe procedure based on scientific studies. The ureteroscope is a small device fitted with a lens and a tool to fragment kidney stones then get the fragments out, he said in a press statement. He said the procedure can be done under general or regional anesthesia, adding that the procedure is generally a one-day operation.

He said that flexible ureteroscopes are considered an important move in easing stones in the upper ureter, and even in the kidney, adding that they are small enough to be suitable for the ureter, and flexible enough to reach all parts of the kidney. This allows the laser fibers to enter and fragment all types of urine stones, he noted.

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