A brief summary of the procedure and associated management is necessary to help the patient understand the procedure. There are three types of treatment options for bladder stones. While most of the procedures are simple and noninvasive, larger stones may require surgical removal. Listed below is a concise outline of the bladder stone treatment process. Detailed information about the stone formation process can be found in our book A Brief Outline of Bladder Stones Treatment
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Preminger GM, a urologist, wrote Urologic Diseases in America: A Brief Overview of the Procedures and Treatment for Bladder Stones and Their Symptoms. This text was published by Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation and was written by a nephrologist. Besides, it is available in various language versions. For example, a patient may be given an analgesic or pain diary, or be asked to chart complications of the surgery. This diary will be collected and analyzed for future reference.
Surgical treatment for bladder stones involves an incision in the abdominal cavity and the bladder is isolated. Sutures are used to hold the bladder in place. A small incision is made into the bladder to identify and remove the stones. A catheter is inserted through the urethra to flush out any remaining calculi. Then the abdominal wall is closed and the stones are removed. The patient should be monitored closely for two months after the procedure.