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If your doctor performs surgery as part of your treatment plan, a ureteral stent or nephrostomy tube may be placed in your body at the end of the procedure to help your kidney and ureter heal and to help drain urine during recovery.
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Learn how a stent is placed, how it helps your body heal and what to watch out for in the days leading up to removal.
Read how a tube is inserted, how it helps you recover and what you may experience after the procedure.