|Kidney and Ureter|
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Reasons for Procedure
- Hernia near the surgical site
- Damage to tissues or organs
- Persistent leakage of urine
- Blockage of the ureter
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen
- Blood thinners
- Anti-platelet medications
Description of Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- If you are sent home with a drain or catheter, it may be removed one week after surgery. If no catheter was used, a follow-up appointment should be scheduled after surgery.
- Ask your doctor about when it is safe to shower, bathe, or soak in water.
- If you are given antibiotics, you need to take the full course. Do not stop early.
- Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for recovery.
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
- Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medications you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
- Pain that you cannot control with the medications you have been given
- Pain, burning, urgency or frequency of urination, or persistent bleeding in the urine
- Difficulty urinating
- Any symptoms like those you had before surgery
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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