Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS)

It is the procedure of entering the urinary canal up to the kidney through a flexible thin endoscope, without making any incisions or perforations in the body, and breaking or removing the stones in the kidney with the help of laser. Specially produced endoscopes (flexible ureterorenoscope) are used for this procedure. The tip of these tools, which are approximately 3 mm thick and 60-70 cm long, can be controlled by the surgeon from the back of the device. In this way, each medulla of the kidney can be entered and the stones there can be reached and broken with the help of laser.

What are the advantages?

The patient can be discharged from the hospital on the same day as no incision or perforation is performed; he/she can return to his normal daily life the next day. It is a surgical technique with a high chance of success and a low rate of complications (undesirable side effects). It can be applied safely to all patients except those with active urinary tract infections.

To whom can the RIRS Treatment be applied?

Although it is a method generally preferred for stones smaller than 2 cm, my personal experience and studies published in recent years indicate that this procedure can be successfully applied up to 3 cm in stones located outside the lower medulla of the kidney.

My RIRS experiences

For the last 15 years, I have performed more than 1000 ureteroscopy surgeries and as a result of my experience, I have been applying this surgical procedure with a success rate of over 99%. I have more than 80 scientific articles published in international journals on endoscopic stone surgeries. In more than 100 national and international meetings, I have shared my experience in stone surgeries as an invited speaker and I continue to share. You can request an appointment from the contact numbers to plan your treatment for kidney stone disease, which is my special interest.

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