Principles of the Procedure

This procedure is performed to remove a ureteric stent that has been placed at an earlier date. A cystoscopy is performed and the stent is then removed via the urethra.

Pre-Operative Preparation

You will be admitted on the day of the procedure. You will need to have a recent urine test (within 2 weeks of the surgery) to ensure that you do not have a urine infection. No other specific preparation is needed apart from fasting from about 6 hours prior to the surgery. You should continue to take your usual medications unless directed by your Urologist or his anaesthetist. Please inform us if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood thinning) medication.

Expected Post-Operative Recovery

Most patients are discharged home on the same day of the surgery. Some burning when you pass urine can occur (dysuria) though this usually settles within 24 hours. Blood staining of the urine can sometimes occur after you go home, though this almost always settles by keeping your oral intake of fluids up.

Risks – as per your discussion with your Urologist

Dysuria and bladder irritation

Flank discomfort


Urine or systemic infection, requiring re-admission

Stent re-insertion

Anaesthetic risks