Steps to take before the procedure
Your doctor may conduct certain tests such as blood and urine tests, X-ray of your kidney, ureters, and bladder, CT scan and MRI scan to get a clear view of your internal organs, Cystoscopy, and renal nuclear scan to assess the complete urinary system. Discuss with your doctor the risks, benefits, and the post-surgery care of the treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and is done under ultrasonographic or special X-ray guidance. The doctor makes a small incision on the back of the patient, and a needle is passed through the skin into the kidney. Special instruments are then passed through the needle. After this, a tube is placed in the kidney and another tube is placed in the ureter to drain urine from the kidney. The surgical site is covered with dressings.
After the procedure
You will be under medical observation for the next 24-hours. The hospital stay is usually of 1 to 2 days.