Kidney stones are a common health problem, characterized by severe pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen and back. While smaller stones may pass naturally, larger ones require medical intervention, such as ureteroscopy. Ureteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that aims to remove kidney stones from the urinary tract. If you are scheduled for a ureteroscopy, it is natural to feel anxious and unsure about what to expect. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prepare for your kidney stone removal ureteroscopy procedure that will help you feel more confident and assured.
Say Goodbye to Your Stone
We know, nobody wants to think about having to get this procedure done, but unfortunately, bladder stones and kidney stones are all too common. Luckily, our aim is to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. So, say goodbye to your stone and hello to a fresh start! With our top tips on how to prepare for your ureteroscopy, you’ll walk into the clinic feeling fully equipped and ready to go. Let’s dive in and get you ready to conquer this procedure!
Keep Calm and Drink Lots of Water:
So, you’ve got a ureteroscopy procedure coming up and you’re wondering how to prepare for it. Well, one important thing to remember is to keep calm and drink lots of water! Staying hydrated not only helps your overall health, but it can also make the procedure go more smoothly. Proper hydration can help flush out any toxins and debris that may be lingering in your urinary tract, helping to prevent future kidney stones. Drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your ureteroscopy can also help ensure that your bladder is full, allowing the doctor to get a clearer view of your urinary tract. So, keep calm and just keep sipping on that water. Your body (and your ureteroscopy procedure) will thank you!
Be Prepared for a Smooth Recovery
Getting ready for your ureteroscopy procedure may have you feeling a little uneasy, but don’t worry – the process is painless and over in no time. However, ensuring a smooth recovery after your kidney stone removal is equally important. That’s why we have compiled some tips to make sure you can get back to your daily routine without any hiccups. First things first: hydration is a must! After the procedure, drinking plenty of water helps flush out any remnants of the stone or debris. Second, make sure to rest and take it easy for the first few days after the surgery, especially if you had general anesthesia.