Investigation and treatment of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma
We investigate patients suspected of cancers in the ureter and renal pelvis with uretero-renoscopy and take biopsies where appropriate. Where clinically appropriate, we offer minimally invasive management of transitional cell carcinoma through uretero-renoscopy and laser ablation.
Insertion of stents to unblock kidneys obstructed by pelvic and abdominal malignancies, kidney stones or ureteric strictures
We offer stenting procedures for patients with blocked kidneys. Where kidneys are blocked and cannot be stented, or where stenting is not appropriate, our interventional radiology colleagues will attempt nephrostomy tube insertion to relieve kidney obstruction.
Alongside our interventional radiology colleagues we offer rendezvous procedures for the management of complex ureteric strictures. This is a minimally invasive management option, which is suitable for the treatment of some complex ureteric strictures.
Ureteroscopy and laser widening of pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction
We offer minimally invasive management of PUJ obstruction who are clinically suitable using ureteroscopy and laser widening of PUJ obstruction.