Post nephrectomy

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Introduction This leaflet has been designed to help you to recover following a nephrectomy (kidney removal). Wound Care Your wound (also called your incision sites) will be covered with film dressings. Your nurse will change these before you go home and advise you on how long to leave them on. This will normally be for a further 3 days. Once …

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Kidney stones

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What are kidney stones? Kidney stones can form within the kidney, within the ureter (the tube draining urine from the kidney) or in the bladder. They can be many different sizes and shapes. The reason why most kidney stones form is not known. Most stones are made of calcium (an electrolyte found naturally in our bodies). A stone may cause …

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Laparoscopic nephrectomy

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What is Laparoscopic Nephrectomy? Laparoscopic Nephrectomy is a minimal invasive procedure or ‘key-hole surgery’ to remove a kidney which was traditionally done by the ‘open’ method. It involves the use of a three or four ‘ports’ or cuts about 1cm each which allows access to the organ. A thin tube with a light and a camera on the end and …

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Flexible ureteroscopy for kidney stones (URS)

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What is Ureteroscopy or URS?Ureteroscopy involves the passage of a small fibroptic instrument called a ureteroscope through the urethra and the bladder into the ureter. The urethra is the tube from the bladder through which the urine drains out. A ureter is the tube from the kidneys which drains urine into the bladder. Why do I need Ureteroscopy? Ureteroscopy is …

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