Kidney stones (renal lithiasis, nephrolithiasis) are urinary deposits that affect more than 10 percent of people worldwide. More than half a million people go to emergency rooms or renal colic. Kidney stones are solid, pebble-like masses that develop in the urinary tract from salt and minerals that have crystallized and clumped together in the urine. The process results in stone formation.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: This method uses shock waves that enter through the kidney and target only the stones. SWL is most effective for small stones in the kidney and upper ureter . It is a day care procedure.
Flexible ureteroscopy & laser Lithotripsy: This endoscopic surgery is minimally invasive-requires no incisions on your body and this will be performed under general anaesthesia. Ureteroscope is placed into normal urethral passage to enter the ureter and kidney. The scope enters the urinary tract through the urethra and into the ureter or kidney to access the stone.
Laser fiber is passed through the scope to pulverize the stone. Larger fragments be removed using a basket.
Smaller sand-like pieces get passed through the urine. A temporary stent may be placed in the ureters to keep the ureter open, improve urine flow, and help the stone pieces pass. The ureteral stent will be removed after a few days or weeks.
Dr. N. Anandan is a senior consultant at Apollo spectra hospitals and Kauvery hospital in Chennai. He will also be available in his urology clinic at Anand saras apartments 392,TTK Alwarpet, One of the best urologists for kidney stone removal in Chennai. He has more than 30 years experience in Urological, Andrological practice and laser kidney stones surgery in Chennai.
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