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What is retrograde intrarenal surgery?

Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is the process of removing kidney stones by using a fiber optic endoscope. This less invasive surgical procedure allows the surgeon to perform kidney surgery without making an incision. RIRS procedure is considered to be very effective for tough to treat cases such as tumors, patients with bleeding disorders and kidney stones in children.

Some indications for RIRS procedure can include the presence of larger kidney stones which cannot be removed by lithotripsy, obesity, presence of strictures or tumors and in case of bleeding disorders.

A urologist with specialized expertise in RIRS is best suited to performing your RIRS. Retrograde intrarenal surgery procedure is always done under local, spinal or general anesthesia using flexible ureteroscopy and a laser. This less invasive surgery is performed inside the kidney without making any cuts or incisions, something that is made possible by sending the instrument through the urethra and into the kidney. RIRS is generally used for cases that are otherwise tough to treat, such as :

  • Larger than usual kidney stones
  • Kidney strictures
  • Kidney tumors
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Bleeding disorders in the kidneys

Top Doctors for Rirs

Dr. Deepak Dubey

urology doctor

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MCh - Urology, FRCS

29 Yrs of Experience

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Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road
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Dr. Narendra

urology doctor

MBBS, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, MS - General Surgery

21 Yrs of Experience

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Uttarahalli
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Top Hospitals for Rirs

Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road in bangalore
Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road

98, HAL Airport Rd, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017

108 Doctors

Multi Speciality

700 Beds

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BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Uttarahalli in bangalore
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Uttarahalli

67, Uttarahalli Road, Kengeri Bangalore- 560 060 Karnataka

56 Doctors

Multi Speciality

500 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital


Most Patient Recommended Hospital

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