A procedure to gain visual access to the ureter. Similar to cystoscopy, ureteroscopy utilizes a longer fiberoptic rigid or flexible scope to examine the lumen of the ureter primarily for stones lodged along its course. Stones are fragmented using a variety of modalities including Holmium laser lithotripsy. Smaller stones can be retrieved used a collapsible basketing device.
Ureteroscopy can be a useful diagnostic tool to evaluate unexplained bleeding from the ureter or kidney. Below, a ureteroscopic image of the source of bleeding identified within the renal pelvis (central portion of the kidney).
Dr. Frank sees patients at his West Orange office from nearby New Jersey towns, serving Livingson, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Montclair, Essex Fells, South Orange, Verona, Caldwell, and West Caldwell.