Endoscopic Bladder Stone Removal for Pets - Lake Geneva WI

The endoscope has become a very useful method for bladder stone removal allowing a much smaller incision and a much more thorough examination of the bladder.  With traditional surgery, a large incision is made in the bladder and the stones are removed by hand.  The bladder is searched "by feel" with the surgeon feeling blindly for the stones.  Unfortunately, the bladder narrows at the outflow point (the urethra) and cannot be adequately examined in this way.  Stones often fall into this area and may be missed by the surgeon.  The endoscope's small size and greater illumination allows for direct visuallization of this area and the entire bladder ensuring that all stones are successfully removed.  This is all done through a much smaller incision speeding recovery.