Dr. Stoller discusses the surgical challenges of removing a highly encrusted stent, including setting expectations with patients. He also covers selecting a strategy and stone clearance objective for various potential approaches and ensuring the most appropriate equipment is available to treat the patient in a productive fashion.
One of our urologists billed out a 52318 for a litholapaxy. The operative report reads: “It is estimated there are approximately seven to eight stones total. Most stones measure approximately 1.5 to 2 cm in size in maximum dimension. READ>>