I had a stint taken out in the doc's office a few years ago and then this time doc said insurance pays in hospital under anesthesia......that was an easy choiceGood luck Randy,
Taking the stint out on Saturday was a 10sec job for me.
No pain. No pain killers either.
Most of the process was taken by the covid-19 screening and distancing in the hospital.
All the best.
I've never passed one that I was aware of.Oh wow...I can only imagine the pain having passed one myself many years ago and the pain of gout in the toes was right up there on the pain threshold I know a little of what you are going through. Fingers crossed for a resolution to your pain..
I won't gross the women out here describing what's involved but suffice it to say it's probably mostly phycological….
Excellent,I've never passed one that I was aware of.
Last Tuesday in the OR the doc went into my kidney and the 5mm stone was gone.....CT scan 3 days earlier showed the stone (as did the xray 4 days before), so all this was for nothing....
I was very surprised insurance pays and pays 100%Yes,
Been there done that.
In the UK they try to avoid general anesthetic as much as possible.
Removal is usually really painless and swift.
It will be fine.
The worst is behind you.
Due to COVID-19 here in London the operation was carried out in a private hospital (as they all have been nationalised on a temporary basis) as opposed to an NHS (public) one.I was very surprised insurance pays and pays 100%
I feel guilty using the resources but I can't handle anymore stress
I'm lucky to live in NC where Covid is less. I'm even luckier to live in Charlotte, home to Atrium Healthcare and world experts. Mine is done by my Urologist in an Atrium out patient part of the hospital,Due to COVID-19 here in London the operation was carried out in a private hospital (as they all have been nationalised on a temporary basis) as opposed to an NHS (public) one.
NHS hospitals deal with COVID, all other issues are dealt at private hospitals.
Mine was the King Edward VII, usually used by the Royal family and officers in the armed forces.
All free as covered by the NHS (and my taxes).
Top equipment, private single room, dedicated nurse, restaurant quality food and all amenities.
No one in without having 1) passed a swab test 48 hours before, 2) no symptoms at the time of procedure.
Like you, I had mixed feelings.
However at this stage private hospitals no longer take private patients.
Everything is centralised through the NHS (here in England, it might be different in the other nations).
I wasn't given a choice when I had to have my stent removed. While the removal was certainly not pleasant, it was nothing like how I felt when I needed to empty my bladder later that day. Thank god for strong pain medicine.I had a stint taken out in the doc's office a few years ago and then this time doc said insurance pays in hospital under anesthesia......that was an easy choice