Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Ureteroscopy

Ureteroscopy, performed under general anesthesia, is surgery done without incisions. Our skilled urologists use a very small, fiber-optic instrument called a ureteroscope, which travels to the location of stones in the ureter or kidney. This scope lets the urologist see the stone in the urinary tract.

When the stone is located, the urologist uses a tiny basket-like device to grasp small stones and remove them. If a stone is too big to remove, it can be broken into smaller, easy-to-remove pieces using lasers.

Patients normally go home the same day and can resume normal activity in a few days.

Learn What to Expect from Kidney Stone Treatment

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WakeMed is proud to partner with many talented, board-certified urologists.

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Appointments
919-350-ROCK (7625)

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Kidney Stone Care