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Ureteroscopic lithotripsy or URSL is a modern procedure to treat kidney stones that are immune to medications and other non-surgical methods. URSL provides a high stone passage rate with minimal complications. Ureteroscopy uses precision laser treatment for kidney stone removal stuck in the ureteral passage. The procedure is also effective for small to medium-sized stones ( 7-10mm), offering fast relief from pain and urinary retention. Get in touch with us to know more about URSL surgery in Kochi.
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URSL Surgery benefits the patients under the following conditions -
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Diagnostic Tests and Procedure - URSL Treatment
Several diagnostic tests done before the URSL treatment include the following –
The procedure begins after the patient is given spinal or general anesthesia. The surgeon inserts a thin, long fiber-optic scope called a ureteroscope into the ureteral passage through the urethra. Simultaneously, x-rays guide the surgeon inside the kidneys and ureters where the stones are located. Once the stone is located, it is pulled out with a stone basket. If the size of the stone is large, then the surgeon uses a precision laser to break it into smaller fragments. The stone fragments are then flushed out through urine.
The surgeon usually inserts ureteral stents to help flush out the stones from the body. The stent expands the passage of the ureter, which makes it easier for the stone fragments to travel through the ureter and out of the body.
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URSL stands for ureteroscopic lithotripsy.
Ureteroscopic lithotripsy or URSL is effective for stones that are less than 10mm in diameter. However, urologists often recommend ureteroscopy for 7-10 mm sized stones.
URSL generally takes 30 – 45 minutes, depending on several factors such as size and number of stones. Surgery time also depends on the medical condition of the patient and the surgical expertise of the urologist.
No, URSL is not a painful procedure since it is done under spinal or general anesthesia. The patient is given general anesthesia before the procedure for a painless experience. However, there may be mild discomfort after the procedure due to stent insertion when the effect of anesthesia wears off.
URSL is a modern procedure that offers a high success rate for the removal of stones with a diameter less than 10mm. In addition, URSL provides excellent results for small to medium-sized stones, with more than 90% of patients experiencing relief from pain in a single session. Get in touch with us to know more about the URSL treatment.
The URSL treatment cost in Kochi usually starts from Rs. 60,000. However, the cost of the procedure can vary depending on several factors such as consultation charges, selection of hospital, hospital stay (if required), insurance coverage, medical condition of the patient, surgical expertise of the urologist, etc. The price can also increase if the surgical experience of the surgeon is higher. Get in touch with us to know more about the URSL cost in your city.
Yes, some insurance companies cover the cost of URSL. URSL surgery is done as a medical necessity to avoid complications involving kidneys. However, the insurance coverage depends on the insurance policies and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.
Here are some foods that you must avoid to prevent kidney stones –
Some of the pain areas associated with kidney stones are –
Prolonging kidney stones can lead to possible complications –
Yes, kidney stones are often associated with several gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain in the lower back, and discomfort while urinating. Large-sized stones can also obstruct urinal passage, causing several GI issues, including gas, constipation, etc.
Your doctor generally provides instructions before the URSL procedure to help your prepare for the surgery. Here is how you can prepare for your URSL surgery –
Here is what you can expect after the URSL surgery –
While ureteroscopic lithotripsy is a safe procedure, it may take a week before you can return to your normal activities. Your hospital or kidney stone specialist will provide you with a set of instructions that will help you during your recovery process. Some of the post-surgery recovery instructions include –
URSL being an advanced procedure, offers several benefits over conventional surgeries due to the nature of tiny cuts and incisions. Moreover, when the size of the stone is greater than 20mm, the success rate of URSL is higher than any other surgical procedure with minimal complications. Some of the benefits of Ureteroscopic lithotripsy include the following –
Pristyn Care is a full-stack healthcare service provider that offers several benefits in terms of surgery experience and financial assistance. Our associated hospitals are equipped with the latest technology and modern infrastructure for a high success rate. Some of the benefits of choosing Pristyn Care for your URSL procedure include –
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