Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS)
RETROGRADE INTRARENAL SURGERY & LASER LITHOTRIPSY FOR KIDNEY STONES
This procedure refers to surgery done inside the kidney with a viewing tube, better known as a fiber optic endoscope. Due to recent technological strides in this field, it has become possible to implement (RIRS) to manage kidney stones. And LASER energy source is used to break the stone or convert it into the dust. The stone particles could
also be manually removed using a pair of small forceps.
Who performs this surgery ?
A urologist with specialized expertise in RIRS is best suited to performing RIRS. This surgery is performed inside the kidney without making any cuts, something made possible by sending the instrument for this procedure through the urethra and into the kidney.
After completing RIRS, the patient will be taken to the recovery room where he will receive intensive care. A urine catheter will be fitted into the urethra for a day for minimizing the pain and difficulty while urinating.