Some of the major minimally invasive procedures performed at the clinic for the removal of a kidney stone include:
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) Services:Considered as one of the latest kidney stone treatment options, this process involves the use of a machine called a lithotripter for the disintegration of stones. The machine produces shock waves that are projected over the kidney in such a manner that their maximum energy is dispersed at the locale of the stone for stone disintegration
- PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy): The procedure is used to remove stones from the body by using thin flexible device scope which is surgically inserted into the kidney through a small incision and break up the stones using a special instrument. It works well for all types of stones but is generally used to remove large stones. The scope used is usually a laparoscope having a full HD camera on its top.
- Ureteroscopy With Holmium/EHL Laser:In this process, the surgeon use ureteroscope for performing the procedure. The ureteroscope has a camera on its tip which, when inserted in the urethra by making a small incision; produce its HD image on the monitor. The surgeon then uses a laser to break the stone seen on the monitor. These broken stones are easily removed out of the body with the urine.
These minimally invasive surgical procedures are performed under the effect of anaesthesia in an operating theatre. After the surgery, the patient is discharged at the very same day and he/she may resume his/her everyday exercises instantly.
Post Procedure Instructions To Prevent Recurrence Of Stone
Our nephrologists evaluate a patient by doing investigations like 24 hour urine calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, citrate, vitamin D, serum PTH, and dietary analysis by an expert dietician. On the basis of these investigations and dietary analysis, the kidney stone treatment plan is designed to prevent recurrence of stone in future.