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Kidney Stone Specialist in Chennai

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  • Kidney Stone Treatment in Chennai

    Kidney stones form when there are excess salts and minerals in the kidneys. Kidneys are responsible for the removal of waste and fluid from the body through urine. When the concentration of waste is more than the fluid, the waste accumulates to form lumps which result in the formation of kidney stones. They are not always painful and some patients can barely feel any pain or discomfort. If the stones travel to the ureter, patients can suffer immense sudden pain in the lower back or even cause serious complications. Kidney stones can vary in size, they can be as small as a granule of sand to the size of a golf ball.

    Overview

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    Types of Kidney Stones:
    • Calcium stones
    • Struvite stones
    • Uric acid stones
    • Cystine stones
    Risk factors:
    • Obesity
    • Heredity
    • Dehydration
    • High calcium supplements intake
    • Increased consumption of animal protein
    Nephrolithiasis ICD 10:
    • Diagnosis Code for calculus of kidney and ureter: N20
    • ICD-10 Code for pelviureteric junction (PUJ): N20
    • ICD-10 Code for vesicoureteric junction (VUJ): N20. 1
    • ICD-10 Code for urinary (tract): N20.9
    • ICD-10 Code for suburethral and ileal conduit: N21.8
    • ICD-10 Code for hydronephrosis with renal and ureteral calculous obstruction: N13.2
    Kidney Stone pain area:
    • Lower back
    • Around groin area
    • Back and side abdomen
    Why Pristyn Care for Kidney Stone treatment in Chennai?
    • Free cab pick-up & drop
    • USFDA approved kidney stone treatment
    • Free follow ups post surgery
    • Covid free hospital, doctors and staff
    Hassle-free Insurance Approval
    • Cashless insurance facility
    • All insurances covered
    • No hidden charges
    • Assistance in paperwork by Pristyn Care
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    Kidney Stone Treatment in Chennai

    Diagnosis of Kidney Stones

    Before carrying out the treatment process, the doctor will perform several diagnostic procedures to determine the right approach of treatment available for the patient. During the initial consultation, the doctor will physically examine the condition and ask the patient about the medical history and the symptoms that he/she is experiencing. Additionally, to complete the diagnosis, the kidney stone specialist in Chennai may recommend the patient to go for any one or more of the following tests:

    • Urinalysis
    • Blood Tests
    • Imaging Tests
    • Creatinine Test
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen [BUN] Test

    4 Methods for Kidney Stone Removal

    Based on the findings of the diagnostic tests, the doctor will come up either with a surgical or a non-surgical treatment plan. Depending on the size, location, and severity of the kidney stones, doctors highly recommend the following surgical methods:

    • Extracorporeal Shock WaveLithotripsy [ESWL]
    • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy [URSL]
    • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy [PCNL]
    • Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery [RIRS]

    To have a brief understanding of the various methods of kidney stone treatment, you can refer to the “read more” section below.

    Our Clinics in Chennai

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    Why Pristyn Care?

    Delivering Seamless Kidney Stone Surgical Experience

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    Minimally-Invasive Procedures

    We offer treatment through various non-invasive and minimally-invasive methods, including RIRS, ESWL, PCNL, etc., to ensure patients' comfort by reducing complications and downtime.

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    Association With Top Hospitals

    We are associated with the top hospitals in the city. This lets our doctors provide the best treatments for kidney stones using the most cutting-edge technology and ensure the best treatment outcomes. Our associated hospitals are well-equipped with all the facilities that the patients may need for a hassle-free treatment journey.

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    The Best Urologists In Your City

    Our team consists of the best urologists in the city, who are highly trained in treating even the most complex cases of kidney stones. They have 8+ years of experience in providing effective diagnosis and treatment for kidney stones.

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    All Insurance Accepted

    We accept all insurance for kidney stone treatment. We also have a dedicated insurance team to assist patients throughout the insurance claim procedure and make the process smooth for the patients.

    FAQs on Kidney Stone Treatment in Chennai

    Which is the best kidney stone clinic near me in Chennai?

    Pristyn Care is one of the best kidney stone clinics in Chennai. The clinic has placed the highest standards of covid-19 preventive measures to ensure the safety of every patient and medical staff. The clinics are easily accessible from all the major parts of Chennai. The best urologists work in the clinics to provide kidney stone treatment. To consult with a good doctor for treatment of kidney stones, get in touch with Pristyn Care medical coordinator.

    What is the cost of a kidney stone laser treatment in Chennai?

    The cost of a kidney stone laser treatment in Chennai may range anywhere between Rs <minCost> to Rs <maxCost>. However, this price range will vary from person to person and is subject to change based on multiple factors.

    What are the factors that determine the cost of a kidney stone treatment in Chennai?

    The cost of a kidney stone treatment in Chennai may vary depending on the following factors:

    • Location and type of the hospital chosen to undergo the treatment
    • Fees of the doctor [Based on their experience and expertise]
    • Method or type of surgery
    • Number of stones to be removed
    • Cost of medications before and after the surgery
    • Amount to be paid for diagnostic or other laboratory tests
    • Cost of stents

    What are the signs that you may need kidney stone removal surgery?

    Signs that you should undergo surgery for kidney stones can be-

    • The stone is too large in size
    • Risk of complications due to kidney stones such as hydronephrosis and permanent kidney damage.
    • Extreme pain
    • Recurrent UTIs due to kidney stones

    When does kidney stone surgery become necessary?

    Kidney stone surgery becomes necessary in the following conditions:

    • The stone is too large to pass on its own (more than 5mm in diameter)
    • When the stone is stuck in the ureter tube
    • The stone lodged in the urinary tract blocks the flow of urine
    • Frequent urinary tract infections caused by kidney stones
    • Unbearable pain radiating from lower to the groin region

    How to book my appointment with a Pristyn Care doctor for kidney stone treatment in Chennai?

    You can book an appointment with a Pristyn Care urologist for consultation on kidney stones through any of the following methods:

    • Fill the patient form available on the website www.pristyncare.com and a medical coordinator will contact you at the earliest.
    • Give us a call on the number provided and talk directly to one of our medical coordinators. Discuss your preferred appointment timings with the coordinator and they will confirm it for you.

    Is kidney stone removal surgery painful?

    Advanced kidney stone removal surgeries in Chennai are not painful as they are performed after administering anesthesia to the patient. But, the patient may feel mild pain and discomfort after the procedure for 2-3 days. The pain can be managed by some medications prescribed by the doctor.

    How long does it take to recover from laser kidney stone surgery?

    The recovery after laser kidney stone surgery is fast and smooth by following the simple instructions of the doctor. You can resume working in 1-3 days after the laser procedure. However, complete recovery can take 1-2 weeks.

    How to know if a kidney stone is stuck in the bladder?

    When a kidney stone is stuck in the bladder, it causes the following problems:

    In case you experience any of these signs and symptoms, immediately get in touch with a doctor near you.

    • Stinging pain in the lower abdomen
    • Pain while urinating
    • Blood in the urine
    • Cloudy and foul-smelling urine

    When should you see urologist for kidney stones in Chennai?

    You should consult an experienced urologist in Chennai as soon as you experience symptoms of kidney stones. Kidney stones often remain silent without giving any signs. But if the stones travel to the ureter, the pain becomes so excruciating that you are sure to need medical help. Even if the pain does not occur, do not wait for the situation to become serious. Delaying kidney stone treatment can cause blockage in the ureter and also lead to hydronephrosis.

    Is there any Pristyn Care kidney Stone clinic near me in Chennai?

    Pristyn Care clinics are located in multiple locations in Chennai. To check the nearest kidney stone clinic to your location, you can get in touch with the medical assistance team of Pristyn Care. All the clinics are easily accessible to almost all major parts of the Chennai.

    Which is the best hospital for kidney stone in Chennai?

    There are several good and reliable hospitals in Chennai where one can get treatment for kidney stones. One such sought-after hospital is Pristyn Care. Pristyn Care houses the best urologists in Chennai who can provide detailed consultation and effective treatment for all types of kidney stones. The Pristyn Care-associated best kidney stone hospital in Chennai are safe, equipped with advanced medical infrastructure, and have highly trained medical staff in place to make sure you get the best of healthcare service.

    When should I consult the kidney stone doctor for treatment?

    Consult the experienced kidney stone doctor in case you are experiencing the following symptoms –

    • Blood in the urine
    • Vomiting
    • Unbearable pain
    • Fever and chills
    • Difficulty urinating
    • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
    • Severe pain in your back or side
    • Burning sensation while urinating

    How are renal stones diagnosed?

    The doctor may recommend the following diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of kidney stones-

    • Urinalysis
    • CT scan
    • X-rays
    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • MRI
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Test
    • Blood test

    How to stop kidney stones pain immediately?

    Consult a urologist near you  in Chennai if your renal stone pain is unbearable. Surgical procedures are very effective to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, if the pain is mild, you can prescribe medications from the doctor that can help reduce the pain.

    What is the most effective treatment method to remove kidney stones?

    Surgical techniques for kidney stones are considered the most effective methods to treat kidney stones. However, the treatment procedure depends on the severity of your condition, size of the renal stones, location of the stones, and your health condition. Contact Pristyn Care for more information on the best treatment for kidney stones.

    What is the duration of kidney stones surgeries in Chennai?

    The duration of kidney stone surgery for different techniques are as follows-

    However, it is a general duration, and the OT time for different surgical techniques can vary depending on the medical condition of the patient and the surgical expertise of the surgeon.

    • ESWL – 45 minutes (approx.)
    • URSL – 45 minutes (approx.)
    • PCNL – 1.5 to 2 hours (approx.)
    • RIRS – 1 hour (approx.)

    Is there any insurance coverage for kidney stones surgery in Chennai?

    Yes, many health insurance companies in Chennai cover the cost of kidney stone surgery partially or entirely if it is deemed a medical necessity. Pristyn Care has a dedicated team that assists with insurance claims for kidney stones surgery within 30 minutes. However, the insurance claims depend on your insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.

    Does beer help in flushing out kidney stones?

    Drinking beer can help flush out small stones (4mm or less) via urine. However, beer is an oxalate-rich beverage that also contains high calories. Therefore, consuming too much beer can increase oxalate content in the body and increase the risk of being overweight.

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    Different types of kidney stones

    Knowing the type of kidney stone is necessary to determine the best line of treatment and reduce the risk of getting the stones again in the future. Following are the different types of kidney stones:

    Calcium stones – These are the most common type of kidney stones a person may develop. Calcium stones form due to deposits of calcium oxalate. Causes of calcium stones include high amounts of vitamin D, ill-dietary habits, intestinal bypass surgery, and metabolic disorders.

    Struvite stones – Struvite stones may form from a urinary tract infection. These stones grow faster than any other type and do not show any symptoms in most cases.

    Uric acid stones – These stones often form when people lose too much water from their bodies due to conditions like chronic diarrhea. They can also form when a person’s protein intake is too high. Genetic factors like diabetes can also be a reason for uric acid stones.

    Cystine stones – People with a hereditary disorder called cystinuria can develop kidney stones. Cystinuria is a condition in which the kidneys excrete too much amino acid.

    Benefits of Advanced Kidney Stone Removal Surgeries at Pristyn Care

    • 30 minutes procedure
    • 1-day hospital stay
    • Faster recovery
    • More effective and simpler compared to traditional surgery for kidney stones
    • Minimal to no blood loss and postoperative discomfort
    • Less downtime from regular activities
    • No risks, complications, recurrence, or side effects
    • No surgical scar after recovery
    • Resume work within 48 hours

    Book an appointment with the best urologist in Chennai for kidney stones treatment

    There are three easy ways to book an appointment with the best urologist for kidney stones surgery at Pristyn Care:

    • Call the number mentioned on the page to speak to our medical coordinator, and they will book an appointment with the well-experienced urologist in Chennai on your behalf after knowing all your requirements.
    • Fill in the form ‘Book Your Appointment’ with all the required details, and our medical coordinator will call you at the earliest to provide you complete assistance regarding kidney stones treatment in Chennai.
    • Download the Pristyn Care mobile application to book an online consultation with the best urologist in Chennai for kidney stones treatment.

    Different treatment options for kidney stones based on the size and location of the stone.

    Kidney stones or renal calculi occur in different shapes or sizes depending on how long they are present in the body. Sometimes, these renal stones are minute and get flushed out through urine without medications or therapies. However, some stones can be stubborn and keep on accumulating over a period of time. Renal stones of such stubborn nature often obstruct ureteral passage or even form staghorn calculus. Some of the treatment options for kidney stones are as below-

    Non-surgical methods – When the size of the stone is less than 5mm, urologists usually recommend non-surgical procedures for removing kidney stones. These may include home remedies, therapeutic medicines, medications such as pain-relievers, etc., that can help flush out kidney stones. The doctors usually recommend drinking excess water and staying hydrated to increase the fluid concentration in the urine. Several medications for kidney stones include –

    • Ibuprofen (Advil) for pain
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain
    • Naproxen sodium (Aleve) for pain
    • Allopurinol (Zyloprim) for uric acid stones
    • Thiazide diuretics to prevent calcium stones from forming
    • Phosphorus solutions to prevent calcium stones from forming
    • Sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate to make the urine less acidic

    In addition, the doctor may recommend some alpha-blockers such as tamsulosin (Flomax), dutasteride, etc., that can help the muscles in your ureter relax, making it easier for you to pass the stone quickly and with less pain.

    Surgical methods – Surgical or less invasive procedures are regarded as the most effective way to treat large kidney stones. Doctors usually recommend surgical procedures for kidney stones if the size of the stones is greater than 5mm. There are 4 procedures to remove kidney stones –

    • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (URSL) – It is a non-invasive surgery that uses external shockwaves to break the stones into smaller pieces. The patient is administered spinal anesthesia to reduce the pain as the stones are flushed out of the body. ESWL is a conventional procedure that may require multiple sittings to break the stones completely.
    • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy/Nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) – PCNL is an advanced procedure to treat kidney stones of size greater than 14mm. It is also known as tunnel surgery due to the nature of small incisions. It involves small incisions near the flank area while the patient is under general anesthesia. The surgeon then uses a nephroscope to locate and break the stones into smaller pieces. If the stone is removed in its intact state, it is called nephrolithotomy, and if the stone is broken into smaller fragments, it is termed as nephrolithotripsy.
    • Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS) – RIRS is an advanced procedure to treat kidney stones with sizes between 8mm to 15mm. The patient is first administered with either spinal or general anesthesia. The doctor then inserts a thin, flexible endoscope attached with a tiny laser on the other end. The stones are subsequently broken into smaller fragments and flushed out through urine. The surgeon may choose to insert DJ stents before RIRS treatment. Stents enlarge the passage of the urinary tract for smooth movement of stones. The stents are removed when the stones are thoroughly flushed out of the body.
    • Ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URSL) – Similar to RIRS, ureteroscopic lithotripsy also uses a thin ureteroscope that is attached to the camera and laser on the other end. URSL is also an effective surgical option for moderately sized kidney stones. The camera guides the surgeon inside the body to locate and break the stones. The urologists may insert ureteral stents to ease the movement of stones during the expulsion. The patient is administered with local or general anesthesia.

    Booking an Appointment with the best kidney stones doctor in Chennai

    Pristyn Care has some of the best urologists with adequate training and years of experience in kidney stone surgeries. Our doctors and surgeons are upskilled in performing advanced treatment for the best results. You can book an appointment with the kidney stones doctors at Pristyn Care to get rid of excruciating kidney stones pain in the following ways:

    • You can fill out the patient form on our website www.pristyncare.com. A team of medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest to gather details from your end once the appointment form is submitted. The appointment will be subsequently fixed with the concerned urologist according to your schedule.
    • You can directly connect with our medical coordinators via the contact number on our website. A team of dedicated medical coordinators will gather inputs from your end and connect you with the kidney stones doctor near your area and book your appointment consecutively.
    • You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators will arrange an offline or online consultation with our kidney stones experts near your area at the earliest via video call. A nominal consultation fee will be charged.

    Key Facts about Kidney Stones for Chennai Residents

    Key Point Description
    Prevalence More than 1 in 10 people experience kidney stones in their lifetime.
    Reoccurrence Rate Around 50% chance of experiencing another stone within 5 years after the first occurrence.
    Age and Gender Factors More common in individuals aged 30-60, and men are more prone to kidney stones than women.
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