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Laser Lithotripsy of Bladder and Urethral Stones

Associated Veterinary Specialists Internal Medicine veterinarians provide the highest level of Laser Lithotripsy of Bladder and Urethral Stones veterinary services in the St. Louis area

Associated Veterinary Specialists uses a Stonelight Holmium:YAG laser to perform laser lithotripsy. This can be used with dogs and some cats to perform a minimally invasive procedure to remove calculi (stones) from the urinary tract. After induction of anesthesia, the cystoscopist visualizes the calculus and passes a laser fiber through the scope until the tip is in contact with the calculus. Pulses of high energy laser light are used to fragment the calculus. The fragments then can be removed with basket forceps or flushed out of the bladder. It is usually and outpatient procedure.
Contact any of the AVS internists for more information.