Dr. Chew discusses several patient presentations, including a ureteric or a UPJ obstruction, a tortuous ureter, and a drooping kidney, for which it may be challenging to place a stent. Dr. Chew demonstrates four different techniques to successfully place and position the stent depending on the situation. He offers advantages, watch-outs, tips and tricks and describes the specific steps of each approach.
During this unprecedented time, we recognize the need to conserve resources and to protect your patients from COVID-19. With limited OR access, you may be placing stents in your stone patients until their cases are rescheduled. As a result, your need for ureteral stent patient education may have increased.
To support you and your patients, the Boston Scientific team is pleased to offer you and your patients an education website: mykidneystone.com
The site provides patients with relevant and helpful resources regarding stone procedures, and we have updated the site with special emphasis on ureteral stent education to support you and your patients during this time.