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Ureteral Stenting

ImageCare Radiology provides ureteral stenting. We offer a valuable service to patients facing urinary obstructions, providing a procedure that alleviates discomfort and maintains kidney function.

How Does a Ureteral Stenting Procedure Work?

A ureteral stenting procedure is a well-established treatment to alleviate obstructions in the urinary tract. It involves placing a soft plastic tube, known as a stent, into the ureter. The stent allows urine to bypass any blockages and flow directly into the bladder from the kidneys.A healthcare professional interacts with a 3D image of a male urinary system, including kidneys, ureters, and bladder

The procedure begins with the patient receiving moderate sedation for comfort. An interventional radiologist makes a small incision near the kidney. Using ultrasound and fluoroscopy for guidance, the radiologist then carefully threads a guide wire through the incision and into the ureter. The stent is then slid over this wire and positioned accurately within the ureter. The entire process typically takes about an hour.

What are the Benefits of a Ureteral Stenting Procedure?

Ureteral stenting is a crucial procedure for patients with conditions that cause urinary blockages, such as kidney stones, tumors, or strictures. The benefits of having a ureteral stent include:

• Restoring the flow of urine to the bladder, allowing the kidneys to function normally without the risk of urine backing up, which could lead to serious complications
• Helping to prevent permanent kidney damage caused by prolonged urine retention and reducing the risk of infections associated with urinary obstructions
• The stent is designed to be a temporary solution, which can remain in place for several months if necessary, or can be removed or replaced, depending on the patient’s condition and recovery

The minimally invasive nature of ureteral stenting makes it a preferred option for patients who require prompt relief from urinary blockages without the risks associated with more invasive surgical procedures.

Contact Us for Ureteral Stenting Procedures

ImageCare Radiology’s multiple locations ensure that you have access to the ureteral stenting procedures you need, close to home. Our team of compassionate and skilled interventional radiologists is equipped with the latest in medical imaging technology, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment possible.

If you or a loved one is in need of a ureteral stenting procedure, we invite you to reach out to us. Schedule an appointment to discuss how ureteral stenting can provide relief and improve your quality of life. Our dedicated staff is here to guide you through the process with care and expertise.