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International St. Mary’s Hospital achieved 100 cases of minimally invasive endoscopic renal stone surgery

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International St. Mary’s Hospital achieved 100 cases of minimally invasive endoscopic renal stone surgery






Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital, introduced a ' Flexible Ureteroscopy in July last year and has achieved 100 cases of minimally invasive endoscopic renal stone surgery. Minimally invasive stone surgery performed by International St. Mary’s Hospital is a procedure that removes stones in the kidney without damaging the skin or kidney using a freely bending flexible ureteroscope that is different from conventional endoscopes. To treat kidney stones extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is used to break up stone with shock waves. In particular, if surgery is necessary, laparotomy or laparoscopic surgery can be done, or a hole was made in the side of the body and the endoscope was inserted into the urinary tract through the kidney.

However, these methods have the disadvantage of imposing a burden on the kidney or slow recovery.

"Flexible Ureteroscopic Stone Removal minimizes renal parenchymal damage and is very satisfying for patients because of their rapid recovery." said Professor Jeong Jin-woo of the Urology Department at the International St. Mary’s Hospital.
Urinary stones including kidney stones are one of the most common urological diseases, reaching 280,000 people (by 2015).