Retrograde Intra Renal Surgery (RIRS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat kidney stones and other conditions affecting the urinary tract. During RIRS, a small flexible scope is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder, and then up into the ureter and kidney. The scope allows the surgeon to visualize the inside of the kidney and locate the stone or other problem areas.
Once the stone or problem area is located, the surgeon uses laser energy to break up the stone into smaller pieces, which can then be removed through the scope or passed naturally through the urine. RIRS is a safe and effective alternative to traditional open surgery for kidney stones and other urinary tract conditions, with a shorter recovery time and less risk of complications.