Percutaneous Nephrostomy

Best Vascular Clinic for Percutaneous Nephrostomy Surgery

A percutaneous nephrostomy or nephropyelostomy is an interventional procedure that is used mostly in the decompression of the renal collecting system. Percutaneous nephrostomy catheter placement has been the prime option for temporary and at times long term drainage of an obstructed collecting system.

Percutaneous Nephrostomy

Severe pains, fever, nausea, dizziness.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is done under ultra-sonographic or special X-ray guidance. The doctor makes a small incision on the back of the patient, and a needle is passed through the skin into the kidney. Special instruments are then passed through the needle. After this, a tube is placed in the kidney and another tube is placed in the ureter to drain urine from the kidney. The surgical site is covered with dressings.

Patient will be under medical observation for the next 24-hours.

Q: How does it help?

A: The procedure helps in decompressing any ureteral obstruction in the renal collection system, which affects the normal flow of urine in human anatomy. PCN is a clinical intervention to remove kidney stones and to help the urinary tract function normally.

Q: Will it hurt?

A: Unfortunately, it may hurt a little, for a very short period, but any pain you have should be controlled with painkillers.

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