Percutaneous renal surgery provides a minimally invasive approach to the kidney for stone extraction in a number of different clinical scenarios certain clinical cases present inherent challenges to percutaneous access to the kidney. If you have kidney stones that are too big to pee out surgery may be an option one type is nephrolithotomy with this surgery your doctor uses a small scope along with instruments to pluck or . Historically large kidney and ureteral stones were removed through open surgery requiring a large flank incision percutaneous nephrolithotomy is performed through a 1 cm skin incision and thus minimizes incision size pain blood loss blood transfusions and shortens hospitalization. Percutaneous renal surgery is the perfect multi media teaching tool providing urologists nephrologists and surgeons with the knowledge confidence and clinical skills required to perform these complex and difficult surgical procedures safely and effectively. Even minimally invasive surgeries like percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy carry risks of infection bleeding and other complications the procedure creates a hole in the kidney that usually heals without other treatment
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