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Kidney stones occur as a result of low fluid concentration in the urine. This increases the amount of toxic waste in the urine, thus resulting in the formation of kidney stones. While most stones usually pass on their own, large stones may require surgical intervention. Modern kidney stone treatment in Chennai involves shockwave therapy, laser procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. You can get in touch with us to book a FREE appointment with the kidney stone specialist in Chennai and get safe and cost-efficient treatment.

Our specialists use modern tools and equipment for kidney stone treatment in Chennai to minimize the risks and complications during the surgery. In addition, our kidney stone specialists have an average experience of more than 15 years and offer comprehensive treatment to ensure a high success rate. Call us to know more about the cost estimate for kidney stone treatment in Chennai.

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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
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  • Free follow ups post surgery
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Kidney Stone Treatment in Chennai

Diagnosis of Kidney Stones

Before carrying out the treatment process, the doctor will perform a number of 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 doctor 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:

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

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Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I undergo advanced kidney stone treatment in Chennai?

Modern kidney stone surgeries (laparoscopic surgery, laser lithotripsy, and SWL) are available at Pristyn Care. Pristyn Care is associated with the best urologists and hospitals in Chennai. You can easily undergo advanced kidney stone treatment at a nearby Pristyn Care-associated hospital in Chennai.

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 30,000 to Rs 1,20,000. However, this price range will vary from person to person and is subject to change based on multiple factors.

What are the costs of the different treatment methods of kidney stones in Chennai?

The following are the costs of the different methods of treatment of kidney stones:

The above-mentioned price range should not be considered as an absolute. It will vary from person to person and is subject to change based on several factors. To learn more about the cost of different kidney stone removal treatments in Coimbatore, you can get in touch with us.

  • ESWL – Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 60,000
  • RIRS – Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1,20,000
  • URSL – Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 80,000
  • PCNL – Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 90,000
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
What exercise is good for kidney stones?

Mild exercises that increase blood circulation throughout the body are good for kidney stones. Brisk walking and jogging are beneficial in preventing the kidney stone from getting larger. Simple yoga asanas like Cobra Pose, Eagle Pose, and Camel Pose are considered effective in preventing the formation of new kidney stones and aid in easier flushing of kidney stones with urine.

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 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.

Should I go to the ER for a kidney stone?

It is advisable to go to the emergency room (ER) for a kidney stone if you experience severe unbearable pain that does not easily subside. The doctor will perform the required tests and give you an injection to managing the pain. After proper diagnosis, the doctor will recommend the best-suited treatment for your condition of kidney stone.

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
What are four types of Kidney Stones surgery?

The four different surgeries for kidney stones are:

  • ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) – It uses shock waves to break the kidney stone into small pieces that can move through the urinary tract and pass from the body.
  • URS (Ureteroscopy) – In this, the ureteroscope is passed through the urethra and into the ureter to remove a stone using laser energy.
  • RIRS (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery) – It is a procedure for doing surgery within the kidney using a flexible ureteroscope to remove the upper ureter and small kidney stones.
  • PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) – It is a minimally invasive procedure in which large kidney stones are removed through a small incision in the skin.
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 hospitals 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.

What causes kidney stones?

Kidney stones are caused due to the following factors –

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • High animal protein diet
  • Less water or fluid intake
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 can I remove my renal stones?

The most effective method to remove your renal stones is via surgical techniques. However, if the size of stones is not big enough, the doctor usually recommends a high water intake and may prescribe medications to reduce the pain during the expulsion of the stones.

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
Can I remove my 8mm stone naturally?

It is highly unlikely that you will be able to pass 8mm stones. A human ureter is around 3-5mm wide, and trying to expel a stone 8mm big will cause damage to the surrounding organs and not forget the excruciating pain during the entire process.

How to stop kidney stones pain immediately?

Consult a urologist 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 size of kidney stones require surgery?

Kidney stones of size greater than 5mm require surgery. Such stones can be stubborn and cause unbearable pain. Therefore, a surgical procedure to remove these stones is inevitable. Consult Pristyn Care for more information on the treatment of kidney stones.

How to remove an 18 mm kidney stone?

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy/Nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) is hailed as one of the most effective surgeries to remove kidney stones with sizes greater than 14mm. It involves minute incisions around the flank area to physically remove the 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.)
Does kidney stone surgery hurt?

No, kidney stones surgery is not painful since the patient is administered with spinal or general anesthesia. This means that the patient is asleep throughout the procedure. However, they may feel slight discomfort around the surgical site after the effect of anesthesia wears off.

What is the role of stents during kidney stones surgery?

Double J or DJ stents are inserted into the ureter through the urethral passage to expand the ureter. This allows smooth movement of stones and causes less pain to the patient as the stones are flushed out.

What are the post-surgery recovery tips after kidney stone surgery?

It is important to follow the doctor’s instructions after the surgery for a fast recovery. Post-operative include –

  • Drink excess water
  • Eat high fiber foods
  • Do not lift heavy objects if you still have stents in your body.
  • Avoid spicy food for at least two months after the surgery Do not restrict yourself entirely from physical activity
What do kidney stones look like?

Kidney stones are usually brown or yellowish in color. They can be as small as a grain of sand to as big as a golf ball. Some kidney stones take up shapes resembling the horns of a stag and are commonly known as staghorn calculus.

Is milk bad for kidney stones?

No, milk is not bad for kidney stones. Foods rich in dietary calcium, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, etc., are usually recommended to prevent kidney stones. However, calcium supplements increase the risk of renal stones.

Does acupuncture help relieve kidney stones symptoms?

The primary goal of acupuncture is to promote the blood flow along the pressure points to induce urination and eventually allow kidney stones to pass. Several acupuncture techniques involve –

  • Ear needling
  • Electrical stimulations to the acupuncture needles create vibrations along the meridians to encourage the movement of kidney stones.
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.

Can kidney stones cause gastrointestinal problems?

Yes, kidney stones can sometimes cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain in the lower back, and discomfort while urinating. Significant sized kidney stones can obstruct urinal passage, causing several GI issues, including gas, constipation, etc.

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.

Surgical Methods for Kidney Stone Removal

Let us understand the four major surgical procedures performed for the removal of kidney stones, depending on the size and location of the stones:

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy [ESWL]: This is a non-invasive procedure for the removal of kidney stones. In this procedure, the surgeon uses a series of shock waves generated by a machine known as a lithotripter. The shock waves are focussed onto the renal stone externally through the skin and tissues to break them into smaller fragments. Once the stones are broken down, they are flushed out of the body through urine. This procedure can take multiple sittings to completely break the stones. The whole procedure is performed under general or spinal anesthesia to make sure that the patient does not feel any sort of pain or discomfort throughout the entire procedure.
  • Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery [RIRS]: This is one of the most advanced methods of treating kidney stones that are of the size of 8mm to 14mm. Performed under the influence of anesthesia, the surgeon in this procedure inserts a double JJ stent into the ureter via the urethra. The stent enlarges the urethral passage for a smooth movement of the stones. The surgeon then uses a thin, flexible endoscope, fitted with a tiny laser at the end of it. The surgeon uses x-rays and imaging tests to locate the stones and accordingly break them into smaller fragments with the help of the laser. This procedure may require multiple sittings to completely break the stones and flush them out of the body. Once the stones are flushed out, the stents will be removed. However, in the case of a staghorn calculus [type of kidney stone that resembles the horns of a stag], it may take a while longer for the surgeon to completely break the stones.
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy [URSL]: This procedure is carried out when the size of the stone is between 8mm to 14mm. During this procedure, the patient is first administered spinal anaesthesia to sedate the lower half of the body. The surgeon in the procedure may choose to insert stents through the ureteral passage for a smooth movement of the stones. A medical equipment known as ureteroscope is passed through the ureter with a camera and laser attached to the end. The camera guides the surgeon by providing live images of the organs and tissues inside the body. The stones are then subsequently broken down into smaller pieces with laser and are flushed out through urine. Once the stones are completely removed, the surgeon removes the stents.
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy [PCNL]: This is a minimally invasive surgery for the removal of Kidney stones that are larger than 14mm. Performed under the influence of anesthesia, the surgeon begins the procedure by making a keyhole incision of about 1cm on the lower back area. The surgeon then inserts medical equipment known as a nephoscope through the incision to break the stones into smaller pieces. The stones are then removed after breaking them up into small fragments. Once the stones are removed, the surgeon closes the wound/incisions using surgical sutures.

Get Advanced Kidney Stone Treatment In Chennai

Kidney stones are one of the most common urological problems faced by people around the world. According to studies, kidney stones affect nearly 10 percent of the world’s population at some point in their life. The condition can cause intense pain and if treatment is delayed, serious problems can arise.

People in Chennai who are dealing with the symptoms of kidney stones can get in touch with a specialist at Pristyn Care. Pristyn Care is associated with the best urologists in Chennai and we offer advanced treatment procedures for kidney stones. We work in partnership with well-reputed hospitals in the city and we assure you a safe and effective treatment.

How to prepare for kidney stone removal surgery in Chennai?

There are a set of instructions given by the hospital or your urologist before your kidney stone treatment in Coimbatore. Here are some pre-surgery instructions for kidney stone removal surgery –

  • Inform your doctor of any current medical condition.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to the day of the kidney stone removal procedure. It can hinder the effect of anesthesia and or cause medical problems.
  • If you smoke or consume alcohol, stop smoking and drinking.
  • Inform your doctor of any ongoing medications. Some medicines such as blood thinners shouldn’t be taken before the surgery.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid pressure on the surgical site.

What to expect after your kidney stone removal surgery procedure?

The patient is usually under the effects of anesthesia after the surgery and may suffer from mild dizziness and discomfort in case of stent insertion. Patients who have undergone invasive surgery may feel slight numbness around the site of the incision. Doctors at Pristyn Care guide you through the recovery period and monitor your health regularly to ensure you are in the best of your health. You may experience the following after your kidney stone surgeries –

  • A small amount of bleeding in your urine for a few days to a few weeks after the surgery due to stent insertion.
  • Mild pain and nausea as the stones are expelled from the body after the treatment.
  • Some bruising on the back or side after your shock waves lithotripsy procedure.

Benefits of choosing advanced surgical treatment for kidney stone removal:

The modern surgeries for kidney stones – laparoscopic surgery, SWL (shockwave lithotripsy), and laser lithotripsy are safe and highly reliable. Choosing these surgeries for the permanent treatment of kidney stones offers the following benefits:

  • Minimally invasive surgery- does not require any major incisions or stitches
  • Painless surgery and minimal bleeding during the procedure
  • No long stays in the hospital required – Discharge on the same day for laser procedure and SWL, and one-day stay for laparoscopic surgery
  • No major lifestyle restrictions post surgery
  • Negligible risk of complications or side effects
  • Fast and complication-free recovery in just 5-6 days

Experienced and skilled doctors for kidney stone treatment in Chennai

We are honored to work with some of the most experienced and highly trained urologists and surgeons for kidney stone treatment in Chennai. The doctors have acquired all the necessary training and are recognized by reputed medical associations for their remarkable work in this field. Our specialists have a minimum of 5 years of experience in performing successful kidney stone surgeries. You can get a detailed private consultation with one of our kidney stone specialists in Chennai, near you by booking an online appointment.

Complications of untreated kidney stones

Kidney stone is a major condition that usually results in unbearable pain. However, people are at greater risk if they ignore the symptoms by prolonging the treatment. It can lead to several complications that can eventually become life-threatening-

  • Hydronephrosis – When the stone blocks the ureteral passage, it creates difficulty for the urine to completely drain out from the kidneys. This leads to the accumulation of urine in the kidneys, causing swelling of a kidney. Hydronephrosis can occur in one or both kidneys, depending on the size and number of stones.
  • Renal scarring – Urinary tract infection is a common bacterial illness that occurs due to prolonged kidney stones in the ureter. These stones can cause continuous scarring around the stone damaging the tissues and organs around the kidneys causing permanent renal failure.
  • Kidney failure – Prolonged kidney stones can cause loss of kidney functions which can result in the need to remove either of the kidneys (nephrectomy).

Advantages of choosing Pristyn Care for kidney stone treatment in Chennai.

Pristyn Care is a full-stack healthcare service provider associated with some of the best hospitals and clinics across the country. The aim is to ease the process of accessing advanced treatment and surgeries for every patient at minimal costs. Pristyn Care has some of the best urologists and kidney stone specialists with years of experience in PCNL, RIRS, URSL, and ESWL. Most kidney stones surgeries are daycare which do not involve any incision (except for PCNL, which involves minimal incision) and offer faster recovery. Some of the benefits of choosing Pristyn Care for kidney stones treatment are –

  • Highly experienced urologists- Our team of kidney stones surgeons are fully trained and certified to perform painless surgeries with a success rate of over 95%. Our urologists will discuss all the necessary information about kidney stones before the surgery. This allows our surgeons to offer comprehensive treatment and make our patients aware of the certain risks involved during the treatment.
  • Care Buddy- Pristyn Care has a unique concept of ‘care buddy’ who is present with the patient on the day of the surgery. This care buddy takes care of all the paperwork and various formalities from admission to the hospital till discharge.
  • Insurance approval- A dedicated team at Pristyn Care assists with the insurance approvals for kidney stones surgeries within 30 minutes. However, the insurance approval depends on the type of your insurance company and the terms and conditions set by them. Our team of experts will do their best to help you claims any benefits from the medical insurance.
  • Flexible payment options- Pristyn Care offers various modes of payments for kidney stones surgeries with no cost EMI. In addition, we accept credit cards and cash payments for the procedure.
  • Free pick-up and drop facility- Pristyn Care provides free cab services for pick-up and drop-off to each patient within the city on the day of kidney stones surgery.
  • Free follow-up consultation- A smooth and faster recovery is essential after the treatment. Pristyn Care provides free follow-up consultation and proper diet charts to all the patients who have undergone kidney stones surgery for a quick recovery process.
  • COVID-19 safe environment – During the COVID crisis, Pristyn Care ensures proper sanitization of all the OTs and clinics before each surgery to curb the spread of the COVID. It is our top priority to maintain excellent hygiene and social distancing while providing a seamless patient experience.

Booking an Appointment with the best urologist for kidney stones surgery 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.
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