In cases of severe inflammation of the kidneys (severe hydronephrosis) the initial treatment is done with surgery or stents. However, many professionals currently recommend surgery as the first option for patients with obstructed ureters who are in good overall health, and not as a last resort treatment. Some newer surgical techniques with fewer complications have shown better results, such as robotic laparoscopy
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When medication does not work, surgery and stents (draining tubes) are considered. Stents (drainage tubes) placed in the ureter or in the renal pelvis may provide short-term relief of the symptoms until the condition is surgically treated. Surgery aims to remove the mass and/or free the ureters.
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