Get a second opinion

Check insurance coverage

Get a cost estimate

EMI Calculator

What is Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy (URSL)?

Kidney stones are hard substances made up of salts and minerals. As the name suggests, they form within the kidneys but can develop elsewhere in the urinary tract like in the bladder, ureters, or the urethra.

Risk factors for kidney stones are ideally drinking an inadequate amount of water daily. 

For this reason, it is most common in prematurely born infants. It is also more likely to develop in adults between 20 to 50years of age.

What are the Pre treatment steps to be followed?

The doctor will conduct a physical examination accompanied by a few tests like blood and urine analysis. Some imaging tests may also be conducted like an MRI or ultrasound.

You will have to follow the specific instructions regarding eating and drinking before the surgery as instructed. 

Discuss with the doctor about altering the dose of your daily medicines as some may be required to be stopped before the procedure to avoid potential complications.


What is the Treatment for Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy (URSL)?

Pain associated with kidney stones can be managed with narcotic medications prescribed in conjunction with antibiotics to prevent infection.

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy:

This therapy utilizes sound waves to break up larger stones so that the fragments can be passed down through the urine. 

This technique may require light anesthesia as it may cause bruising on the bleeding around the kidney and neighboring organs.


The procedure requires general anesthesia. It is a minimally invasive option for treating stones in which the doctor inserts a scope with a camera attached to it down the urethra through the ureter to reach the bladder. 

Stones smaller in size can be removed with additional instruments like a small basket.

Larger stones can be fragmented into smaller pieces with a laser or lithotripsy and then removed. 

In some cases, a stent can be placed to reduce the discomfort due to swelling after the surgery. You may require one to two weeks to recover completely after the surgery.

What is the post surgery care to be taken?

Kidney stone prevention can be practiced by drinking adequate amounts of water daily.

Eat a healthy diet rich in fiber and reduce the consumption of oxalate-rich foods, salt, and animal proteins to prevent kidney stones.

Visit the doctor for follow-up appointments as advised if deemed necessary.

What are the risks of Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy (URSL)?


A diet with excess protein, glucose, or salt content

Those who have a history of thyroid conditions and previous gastric bypass surgery

Inflammatory bowel diseases that increase calcium absorption

Taking certain medications such as diuretics, calcium-based antacids, etc.

If kidney stones are left untreated it can cause ureteral spasms and irritation leading to bleeding in the urine. Sometimes the stone can block off the urine flow and cause urinary obstruction, ultimately leading to kidney infection and damage. 

Risks associated with the procedure include:

Urethral stent pain

Residual stones within the kidney or ureter may be left after surgery

Injury to the ureter and other nearby structures

Ureteral stricture (scar tissue formation) and avulsion

Excessive bleeding 




Frequently Asked Questions

Medfin offers the latest surgical procedures to ensure that you recover as fast as possible in the least painful way possible.

View All

The power of Medfin in patients' words


Got to know about them from my friend. They got an appointment for only 299. Once the doctor confirmed that I needed the surgery they got me a fixed cost which included ALL the costs. No extra amounts were charged. Thank you Medfin

Suresh Menon
Recommended our service

After my consultation with the doctor, MEDFIN representative got me a fixed package cost that included my mothers initial tests, surgery cost. They also gave me stockings free for Rs. 3000 post the surgery. They kept up their promise they made

Radhika Iyer
Recommended our service

Thank you Medfin. They ensured the whole process from selecting a very experienced doctor to offering the latest procedure at a very reasonable price. They also arranged a follow up post my surgery with the doctor to ensure my recovery was on track. Thank you for being there throughout

Deepa Shree
Recommended our service

Quality healthcare within your reach

Get access to top doctors in your city at just ₹299

Why choose Medfin

dots why_medfin

Booking completed

05:30 PM, Wed
  • 01

    Latest procedures

    Suspendisse dapibus id varius velit morbi ipsum. Vitae interdum

  • 02

    Experts doctors

    Suspendisse dapibus id varius velit morbi ipsum. Vitae interdum

  • 03

    Savings upto 50%

    Suspendisse dapibus id varius velit morbi ipsum. Vitae interdum

  • 04

    Advanced technology

    Suspendisse dapibus id varius velit morbi ipsum. Vitae interdum


Think Surgery, Think Medfin.

Medfin has taken the latest medical technologies to ensure consistent quality of advanced surgical care in 45+ cities of India including:

Request a call back

Know more about latest day-care surgeries in Hyderabad from a Medfin Expert