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Why Kidney Stone Surgery?
A kidney stone surgery is the most effective way to remove these deposits of minerals in your kidney. A surgery helps doctors accurately remove the stones.
Here is why Pharmeasy SurgiCare is the best option for your kidney stone surgery:
- The procedure is very quick and only takes 30 minutes.
- There are no major incisions done to your body.
- It is an outpatient procedure (one-day) meaning there is no requirement for a long hospital stay.
- There are no stitches or scars (except for in the PCNL procedure).
- PharmEasy surgeons ensure minimal postoperative complications.
Kidney Stones Diagnosis and Treatment
To diagnose your kidney stone a doctor will most likely recommend you certain tests like:
Blood tests- These tests can help determine the levels of uric acid and calcium deposition in your body.
Urine tests- Urine tests are necessary to diagnose kidney stones. It helps check for the presence of blood cells, pus cells, and crystals in the urine.
Imaging- X-rays, Ultrasonography (KUB) and CT scans are done to check for the presence of stones in the kidneys.
Analysing stones passed through urine- If you pass stones through your urine, the doctor can examine them to determine the exact cause of your ailment.
Book your Kidney Stone surgery through PharmEasy SurgiCare. Our Care Expert will help you in getting your diagnostic tests done through PharmEasy.
Kidney stone surgery is the best option to treat the ailment. Here are a few surgeries that a doctor might suggest to you depending upon the evaluation of your condition:
- Option 1 · Doctor Recommended
Endoscopic surgery for kidney stones (Cystolithotripsy)-
Endoscopic procedures of kidney stone removal are done using a laser. There are three types of kidney stone laser surgery that you might be recommended:
Ureteroscopy (URS)- A thin tube is passed through your ureter to your kidney. Small stones are located and broken down using a laser.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) - A small incision is made on your back and a small viewing instrument is inserted to locate kidney stones and break them down.
Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS)- This method is also a type of URS surgery, where kidney stones are removed using a flexible ureteroscope.
- Option 2
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)-
This method uses sound waves to break down kidney stones. You are put under anaesthesia for the procedure and there might be mild pain upon completion.
- Option 3
Parathyroid gland surgery-
This surgery on the thyroid glands in the neck region is done when kidney stones are formed due to the excess calcification caused by an overactive Parathyroid gland. The surgery is done to remove benign tumours on the gland causing this problem.
What are Kidney Stones?
Kidney Stone Symptoms
The following are some symptoms of kidney stones that you can keep an eye for:
Blood passed through the urine: Kidney stones can lead to blood being passed through the urine that may appear red, pink or brown.
Vomiting: Persistent nausea and vomiting can be signs of a kidney stone developing in the body.
Abdominal pain: The formation of kidney stones may cause abdominal pain that is severe. This can also be accompanied by pain that radiates to the side back, lower abdomen, groin and even the ribs.
Foul-smelling urine: Kidney stones in the urinary tract may cause your urine to smell foul.
Frequent urination: A sign of kidney stones can also be the frequent urge to urinate and the passage of small amounts of urine at a time.
Fever: Kidney stones may cause infections, leading to high fever accompanied by chills.
Recurrent UTI Kidney stones can be a cause of recurrent infections of the urinary tract.
What Causes Kidney Stones?
There is no one definitive cause of kidney stones. Here are some of the factors that may lead to this ailment:
Dehydration: One of the leading causes of kidney stones is the lack of hydration in the body. When the body is dehydrated the formation of urine does not take place properly, leading to kidney stones.
Inheritance: The ailment of high susceptibility to kidney stones can be passed down to children if a family has a history of the disease.
Medical Conditions: Medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, urinary tract infections, and renal tubular acidosis can also lead to the formation of kidney stones as an effect of those ailments.
Digestive diseases: Digestive diseases like irritable bowel syndrome or chronic diarrhoea can lead to the formation of kidney stones since minerals are not digested well by the digestive system anymore, leading to their deposition.
Improper Diet: A diet consisting of high amounts of salt, protein and sugars puts a person more at risk for the development of kidney stones.
Dietary supplements and medication: Certain dietary supplements and medication like Vitamin C, laxatives, Calcium supplements can also lead to the formation of kidney stones if they are consumed over a long period.
Kidney stones are deposits of salts and minerals that accumulate in the kidney and form stone-like structures. These hard deposits are also known as renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis.
Kidney stones generally affect your kidneys but they can also affect your urinary tract or your bladder. These stones are formed from elements in the urine like calcium and uric acid. Kidney stones can be very painful if they are left untreated and surgery is the best option to treat this ailment. Kidney stones are a common disease and affect both adult men and women.
Our stellar doctors
Dr. Swapnil TopleUrologist13 Years Experience
DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MBBS
Dr. Sameer BagadiaUrologist10 Years Experience
DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dr. Gaurav KasatUrologist13 Years Experience
MCh - Urology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dr. Maunil BhuttaIR- Vascular11 Years Experience
MD - Radio Diagnosis/Radiology, DNB - Radio Diagnosis, MBBS
Dr. Vishal TukaramGeneral Surgeon15 Years Experience
DNB - General Surgery, FCPS - General Surgery, MBBS
Why opt for PharmEasy SurgiCare?
Team of experienced Surgeons
100% cashless procedure with minimum 20% savings
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|Deposit-free admission for patients with insurance|
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|Free Insurance documentation & processing|
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Sahil PunjabiMumbaiI am very thankful to PharmEasy for providing such great service at affordable prices!
Ashfaq IslamMumbaiMy RIRS surgery for kidney stones was very successful and I felt almost no pain at all after the surgery. The doctors at PharmEasy are very helpful and even follow up on you after the surgery. Thank you PharmEasy.
Nauheed IraniMumbaiNo paperwork, no need to take care of check-in and check-out at the hospital and no worries about insurance filing. I could let these worries go because the Care Expert takes care of all these as I went and got my surgery done by expert surgeons. Amazing service from PharmEasy.
Dilip KakkarMumbaiI could avail myself of a smooth cashless surgery with the help of PharmEasy Surgicare. I recommend this service to everyone looking to get outpatient surgeries.
Ashutosh PalMumbaiPharmEasy took care of my father’s operation with great care. They provided pick-up and drop and took care of all pre and post-surgery requirements. The helpful surgeons and the ever-present Care Expert made my father’s experience very comfortable.
Frequently asked questions
Does PharmEasy cover cashless insurance?
Yes, Insurance team from PharmEasy takes care of all paperwork pertaining to insurance needed for your kidney stone surgery . This also includes cashless insurance if you are covered by health insurance.
Do kidney stones require immediate attention?
Yes, they require immediate attention if you are diagnosed with kidney stones as they cause immense pain and may damage your kidneys.
How to get rid of multiple stones in the kidneys?
Depending on the severity of your kidney stones, surgery options like URS, PCNL or RIRS are the best methods to get rid of multiple kidney stones. Book your laser kidney stone surgery through PharmEasy.
Is it safe to undergo a kidney stone laser surgery?
Yes, PharmEasy surgeons have more than 7 years of surgery experience and handle your surgery with precision and care.
Can kidney stones cause infection in the urinary tract?
Yes, kidney stones if left untreated can cause frequent urinary tract infections.
What is the recovery period post kidney stones treatment?
You can resume normal activities, approximately a week after your RIRS, PCNL or URS surgery for kidney stones.
What can be the complications related to kidney stones?
Some complications that can be caused by kidney stones are sepsis, urinary tract infections, blocked ureter and kidney disease.