Nephrostomy Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Nephrostomy:
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a nephrostomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Damage to nearby organs and tissue
- Kidney function loss
- Blood clots
- Reaction to the anesthesia (eg, light-headedness, low blood pressure, wheezing)
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Liver failure
- Use of blood thinners
- Long-term illness
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.