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Jargon buster


Surgical repair of the connection between the kidney and the ureter (tube that drains the urine from the kidney to the bladder).

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Urology Services

Stone Surgery

The Freeman Hospital performs operations for urinary system stones.

Stones are common, and approximately 1 in 10 people will form a stone at some point in their lives.

More information

You can get more information about our Stone Surgery Service, which includes details about:

  • Kidney stones, or ureteric stones (stones in the ureter - the tube leading from the kidney to the bladder)
  • lithotripsy (shock wave treatment) to fragment the stonesĀ 
  • Ureteroscopic stone removal operation using a small-calibre telescope
  • PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) operation
  • staff you are likely to meet
  • useful websites.

You can get more information about the above from the Newcastle Urology website.


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