Q | what is a rigid ureteroscopy?
A | Rigid ureteroscopy is a preferred treatment for small stones within the ureter tube, which connects the kidney to the bladder. A thin semi rigid telescope can be passed up from the female urethra or end of penis in a man, into the bladder and up the ureter to the stone. A fine laser fibre can be passed up through the scope to the stone in the ureter. Energy from an external power source can then break up stones and fragments removed using a small wire basket, again passed up the telescope.