Ureteroscopy is needed to remove a stone/stones from the kidneys, which have not been able to normally pass through the ureter (connection between the kidney and the bladder).
Ureteroscopy involves the passage of a small fibroptic instrument called a ureteroscope through the urethra and the bladder into the ureter. This 3 mm diameter optical instrument is connected to a light source, sterile water irrigation and a camera. It also contains a working channel through which various instruments are introduced, such as metal guides, laser fibers and basket probes. As such, Dr Marois can actually look into the ureter, find the stone and remove it.
The manipulation of the instruments is done under direct vision and by fluoroscopic guidance (by X-rays).
Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, if you require his professional services, you will have to pay directly the Cliniques Marois for the services rendered.
To ensure the smooth running of the clinics aa well as a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and staff members, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for cancelling an appointment, 5 working days for cancelling a minor surgery in the office and 21 working days for major surgery at the CMC. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.
Change of appointment:
We understand that events occur and schedules change, so we ask patients to give us at least a 24-hour notice for any changes of appointment. We will be happy to reschedule another one for you. Failure to provide such notice within this timeframe will result in a $ 100 fee.
Thank you for your understanding.