Urologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) specialize in problems of the genitourinary tract, including ureteral strictures. A ureteral stricture is a narrowing of the ureter that causes an obstruction in the flow of urine. Our urologic surgeons treat ureteral strictures with innovative treatments including minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Urologic services are available at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Main Campus in Boston, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough, and at our newest locations Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Milford and Brigham and Women's Health Care Center at Westwood. Discuss the most convenient location for you when you make an appointment with a patient coordinator.
There are many symptoms that may indicate ureteral strictures, including:
Early detection is recommended to prevent serious kidney problems. Your urologist will conduct a thorough diagnostic evaluation which may involve:
Your urologist will decide the best treatment option for you after evaluating your ureteral stricture. Treatment may include:
You will receive a thorough diagnostic evaluation and receive clinically-proven treatment by a board-certified urologist who specializes in ureteral stricture disease. Because ureteral strictures can recur, you will be followed closely by your surgeon with imaging tests to assure healing.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital practices a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, routinely collaborating with colleagues in other medical specialties. If your urologist discovers that an underlying illness has contributed to your ureteral stricture, you will be referred to an appropriate BWH physician for an evaluation.
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