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RIRS Treatment, Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery

Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery Treatment

RIRS Treatment (retrograde intrarenal surgery): Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is a procedure in which a viewing tube called a fiberoptic endoscope is used within the kidney for surgery. In this surgery the endoscope is placed through the urethra (the urinary opening) into the bladder and then through the ureter into the urine-collecting part of the kidney. The endoscope thus is moved retrograde (up the urinary tract system) to within the kidney to fragment stone. Generally, RIRS is performed where the stones do not respond to ESWL or PCNL or URS.
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Why to choose RIRS for kidney stone removal?

Over the world RIRS has been identified as one of the most advanced procedure for Kidney Stone. And it is available at SCI Hospital, Delhi.

Doctor to Consult for RIRS Treatment

RIRS is performed by a specialist, a Urologist (Endourologist) with special expertise in RIRS. The procedure is usually done under general or spinal anaesthesia. For this surgery, doctor requires to be experienced enough.

How RIRS is performed

With the help of endoscope, the kidney is reached with a camera; calculus/calsuluses are visualized and broken with laser energy source. No cut or hole need to be made, as it enters the body from the urinary tract, which is the natural hole of the body. To apply this surgery technique and use this device requires to be experienced. RIRS continues to undergo significant advancements and is emerging as a first-line procedure for challenging stone cases

Advantages of RIRS Treatment

The advantages of RIRS over open surgery includes