Percutaneous Nephrostomy (Exchange only)

A procedure that replaces a pre-existing tube that drains the urine from the kidney to prevent pain, infection, and kidney damage. The procedure is done by a specially trained doctor called an interventional radiologist.


  • You will lie on your stomach.
  • The skin over the site is cleaned. A local anesthetic is applied to numb the skin.


  • Bring a prescription from your physician.
  • Nothing by mouth after midnight the night before your procedure.
  • Please bring a list of your current medications.
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