Laparoscopic Surgery- Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive surgical treatment. In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes a few minor incisions in the pelvic or ureter region. Then, with the help of the laparoscope, the surgeon obtains a clear picture of the urinary tract and looks for the stone. The surgeon then removes these stitches through the incisions and closes off the incisions using minor stitches. The surgery is performed under the influence of anesthesia and thus is absolutely painless.
Shock Wave Lithotripsy- Shock wave lithotripsy is a non-invasive procedure in which the surgeon uses thousands of shock waves to crush the stone into smaller pieces so that they can be easily flushed out through the urine. The procedure is performed under the administration of anesthesia. This ensures higher precision and also makes the procedure painless.
Laser Lithotripsy- Laser lithotripsy is another advanced treatment for kidney stones. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a tube called an ureteroscope into the ureter through the urethra and looks for the stone. Once the stone is located, the surgeon uses pulses of laser energy to break the stone into smaller pieces. After this, the patient is asked to drink a lot of water to facilitate the removal of stones.
All the three modern procedures are very convenient and offer a speedy recovery. There is no risk of infections or complications after the procedure and you’ll be good to go back to your normal life within a week.