Endourologist in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Endourology is referred to a specific specialty area in urology in which small internal endoscopes and instrumentation are used to look into the urinary tract and perform surgery. Dr. Mayank Mohan Agarwal is best and experienced endourologist in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He does the surgery for urinary issues which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
What distinguishes endourology from traditional urology is that all procedures are performed internally, without any extensive incisions. Endourology is also called as minimally invasive urologic surgery or laparoscopic surgery.
Endourology, for example, can be used to locate and remove small kidney stones.
Stones may be taken out using tiny instruments inserted into the body through such areas like the urethra, bladder, and ureter. In addition to treatment, doctors can help determine what is causing the kidney stones and help in identifying the ways to prevent further stones from forming. Thin, flexible instruments that includes lasers, graspers, miniature stone retrieval baskets, special scalpels, and cautery, can be used to perform surgery without creating any incisions at all. Nearly all endoscopic procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Endourological procedures include:
- Urethroscopy: It is used to treat strictures or blockages of the urethra.
- Cystoscopy: It is used to treat bladder stones and tumors. Obstructing prostate tissue can be removed with this approach as well (a procedure called “TURP”). Flexible plastic tubes called stents can be passed up the ureter using cystoscopy and x-rays to relieve blockage of the ureter.
- Ureteroscopy: used to treat stones and tumors of the ureter.
- Nephroscopy: used to treat stones and tumors of the kidney lining.