Cairns Urology
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Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are usually associated with an enlarged prostate but sometimes also occur in female patients. Most bladder stones can be removed with endoscopic instruments passed through the urethra. They usually need to be broken up with a mechanical instrument or Laser first. Some are too large. For example, >5cm and are more easily removed with "open surgery" where a small incision is made on the lower abdomen and the stone lifted out The wound is closed with sutures.The patient will have a catheter in place for approximately one week after the operation to help the bladder to heal.
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General Information


If the patient has had a general anaesthetic he should not drive, operate any form of machinery or make legal decisions within 48 hours of the anaesthetic.
He will need someone responsible to collect him from the hospital following his procedure and it is ideal that this person stay with him over the next 24 hours to assist him if necessary.

Work Certificates

If the patient or carer requires a certificate for work or any other reason the secretary at the consulting rooms should be notified.


Prescriptions are intended as treatment which should start as soon as practical following the procedure. They should be filled within 24 hours of being written and the medication course completed as prescribed.

Follow-Up Appointments

A follow-up appointment will be given at the time of booking. If you do not receive an appointment please contact Cairns Urology to arrange a suitable time.