Hande hospital provides the best kidney stone treatment in Chennai with various surgeries and procedures for the diseases of the Urinary tract (including stones) are performed. For Prostate enlargement, Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is done.
Most kidney stones less than 6mm in size (that is 70-80%) can be treated conservatively (without surgery). If pain, nausea, vomiting, and infection can be controlled, most of these stones will pass spontaneously. ESWL or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy has revolutionized the treatment of renal stones.
At Hande hospital, we provide a comprehensive stone program to treat the patients with exclusive services across the entire spectrum of care by working closely with endocrinologists, nephrologists, and radiologists to ensure you get the best care.
We intend to evaluate your issues and then manage to analyze your problem quickly to treat it efficiently and effectively. We aid you by minimizing the duration period of the symptom onset to the resolution of the problem, by using the minimally-invasive techniques which are individualized based on your specific situation.
4mm Stone in Kidney Treatment
Kidney stones less than or equal to 2cm in size in the kidney or upper ureter are best treated with ESWL. With years of experience, Hande ranks at the top for kidney stone treatment in Chennai.
Cystoscopic-ureteroscopic (Endoscopy of the Urinary tract) procedures are best used for kidney stones located in the mid to distal ureter. With the advent of these modern methods – open surgery is rarely indicated. Our Senior Urologist will select and advise you and guide you through the best course of action.
Prevention of Stone Formation
This is probably the most important factor in kidney stone management. Once kidney stones have been treated and obstruction relieved, patients need to undergo a metabolic workup which should include stone analysis, drawing of blood to complete a serum stone profile and collection of a 24-hour urine specimen.
By performing these three laboratory tests, your urologist will be able to suggest fluid and dietary changes or medication help prevent further stone formation.
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Options for kidney stone treatment
We guide the patients in every stage of their condition, by creating a customized plan whether they require surgery or not. We also try to identify factors causing the stones, by which we keep track of the current stones from getting larger and reduce the risk of developing future stones.
When kidney stones are suspected, we check the history, perform a physical exam, and obtain radiological imaging which includes taking an x-ray of the abdomen, a renal ultrasound, or a CT scan. These will help our expert team of surgeons to determine the stone’s size, its location, and the degree where the stone would have caused an obstruction to urine flow, along with the other types of therapy that can be appropriate for management.
In these cases, as the smaller stone (less than 0.5 centimeters) moves into the ureter, we often recommend conservative management. This is because many smaller stones will pass on their own, and can help patients to avoid surgery. It includes hydration, control of pain, and medical expulsive therapy by using an alpha-blocker. Many stones will pass without requiring a surgical procedure in this management.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments
The stone size and location are considered here. The larger a stone (more than 0.5 centimeters) is, the less likely that it will pass without surgery as well as for patients who fail conservative management. The procedures to remove stones are minimally invasive and highly effective. Our endourology team has performed over a thousand of these procedures using modern technology.
Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL)
This is the less invasive procedure done with the help of ultrasound imaging or an x-ray. It is done to identify the stone. As shockwaves are applied from outside the body, the bones break into smaller fragments and then pass in the urine. SWL is the best option for treating the kidney for the size of the stones which grow up to 2 centimeters and moreover are not located in the lower part of the kidney and other patient factors.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is the preferred option for treating larger kidney stones (greater than 2 centimeters) or others that are related to complicating anatomic factors. PCNL procedure is done by making a half-inch incision in the back. The surgeon then extracts stones using a nephroscope. Typically, patients who undergo this procedure require a one-night hospital stay, followed by a short recovery period at home.
Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy (URS)
Ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy is used for stones up which grow up to 2 centimeters in size. They may be located anywhere in the kidney or ureter. A small diameter fiberoptic ureteroscope is passed into the ureter or through the bladder. This allows the surgeon to see the stone. A laser is used to break the stone into smaller fragments that can be removed or passed in the urine. URS is useful for ureteral stones that are located in the lower part of the kidney. It is also for those who are resistant to SWL.
We update ourselves by developing newer methods and techniques to treat kidney stones. It is recommended to drink enough fluid to produce 2 litres of urine each day. Include a glass of water just before bedtime and ensure your urine has the appearance of water. If the urine turns yellow then you probably have to drink enough water. Increasing fluid intake would really help to overcome kidney stone formation.
Cost of kidney stone treatment in chennai
The charges for kidney stone treatment in Chennai depend upon multiple factors and procedures. Consult with us to know more about the surgery cost.
FAQs – Kidney stone treatment
Is kidney stone dangerous?
Yes, once a kidney stone is formed, people are at higher risk of developing another stone. Kidney stones may also increase the risk of kidney-related diseases.
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