The Stone Clinic at Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital is a specialised clinic offering comprehensive care to patients suffering from conditions associated with kidney stones. Our team of expert nephrologists, urologists, anesthesiologists, and other support staff follow a multidisciplinary approach to offering patient-centric care using the latest technology and preventive techniques to treat kidney stones.
Our clinic is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage kidney stones. Our doctors evaluate the metabolic profile of every patient for stone causation and develop a treatment plan tailored according to a patient’s unique medical needs. Every step we take with respect to the surgical aspects of the kidney stone treatment is discussed and explained to each of our patients.
Kidney stones also called renal calculi, are the hard, tiny, crystalline mineral particles that are found within the kidney and urine clump of a patient. With time these crystalline particles convert into stones due to various factors.
- Calcium stones: These are the most common type of kidney stones. These stones are usually available in the form of calcium oxalate.
- Struvite stones: These stones form in response to urinary tract infection.
- Uric acid stones: Loss of excess fluid due to conditions such as chronic diarrhoea or metabolic syndrome.
- Cystine stones: These stones are detected in patients diagnosed with cystinuria.
The most common kidney stone symptoms are :
- Experiencing pain while urinating
- Fever or chills
- Seeing blood in the urine
- Urine that smells bad and appears cloudy (at times)
- Facing difficulty while urinating
The most common causes of kidney stones include calcium, oxalate, uric acid, phosphate, cystine, and xanthine.
- Life-threatening conditions like blood poisoning
- Loss of kidney function
- Permanent kidney failure due to renal scarring
- Bladder blockage
Some of the major minimally invasive procedures performed at the clinic for the removal of a kidney stone include:
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.
The following measures will help to prevent kidney stones:
- Drink combination of fresh lime juice and water
- Drinks like tea, and coffee
- Avoid fizzy drinks
- Reduce salt (consult your physician if required)
Risk factors linked to kidney stones include:
- Presence of kidney stones in family history
- Dehydration especially in warm climate
- High protein, salt, and sugar
- Digestive diseases
- Supplements and medications such as vitamin C, calcium-based antacids, and dietary supplements
The prognosis of patients with kidney stones is a good one. Patients need to take care of their eating habits and lifestyle as there is a risk of recurrence of this condition in the patients.
The kidney stones formation starts with increased crystal forming substances in the urine as compared to the dilution capacity. Some of these substances include calcium, oxalate, and uric acid.
The most common kidney stone tests include Computed tomography (CT) scan, abdominal x-ray, blood tests, and urinalysis.
If you are facing any similar signs or symptoms please contact the Nanavati Max team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 6836 0000