Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy is a procedure to remove stones from the ureter. The ureter is a tube between the kidney and the bladder. Urine passes down to the bladder through this tube.

Laparoscopic procedures use small incisions and specialized tools. This helps to avoid large incisions that are used during open surgery.

The Urinary Tract
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Ureterolithotomy is used to remove stones in a ureter that:

  • Are too large to pass
  • Cause pain or bleeding
  • Cause infection
  • Block the flow of urine
  • Place pressure on the kidney