Discusses traditional surgery used to remove kidney stones. Covers why it is done and what to expect after surgery. Covers risks.
Open Surgery for Kidney Stones
In open surgery to remove
kidney stones, the surgeon uses an incision in the
person's abdomen or side to reach the
kidney and remove the stones. He or she then puts a
small tube (catheter) near the kidney to drain urine until the kidney
What To Expect After Surgery
You will be in the hospital for 6 to 9
days. You are usually able to resume your normal activities within 4 to 6
Why It Is Done
Open surgery is rarely needed to
remove kidney stones. You may need it if:
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