USFDA-Approved Ureteroscopic lithotripsy(URSL) surgery in Kolkata
Untreated kidney stones can lead to excruciating pain. Contact us to book an appointment with some of the best urologists in Kolkata for painless URSL surgery at affordable prices and no-cost EMI.
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 Kolkata.
Who can benefit from URSL Surgery?
URSL Surgery benefits the patients under the following conditions -
When the symptoms of kidney stones do not reduce even after a week ot two.
Medications are ineffective to flush out the stones
The intensity of pain increases even after undergoing home remedies and medications.
The size of stones is too large to pass out naturally.
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Kidney stones mean passage time:
Stone size less than 2mm: 8 to 10 days
Stone size between 3 - 4mm: 12 to 20 days
Stone size between 4 - 6mm: 30 to 45 days
Stone size is greater than 6mm: 6 months to 1 year
Risk factors of kidney stone:
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
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Several diagnostic tests done before the URSL treatment include the following –
Imaging tests (Xrays, abdominal ultrasound, MRI)
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the full form of URSL?
URSL stands for ureteroscopic lithotripsy.
What size of stones are treated with the URSL procedure?
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.
What is the duration of URSL?
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.
Is URSL surgery painful?
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.
Does URSL have a high success rate?
URSL is a modern procedure that offers a high success rate for the removal of stones with a diameter of 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 in Kolkata.
What is the cost of URSL surgery in Kolkata?
The URSL treatment cost in Kolkata 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.
Is there insurance coverage for the URSL treatment in Kolkata?
Yes, some insurance companies cover the cost of URSL in Kolkata. 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.
What foods should I avoid for kidney stones?
Here are some foods that you must avoid to prevent kidney stones –
Animal protein such as lamb, mutton, pork, seafood, etc.
High salt content such as chips, pretzels, pickles, olives, etc.
Oxalate-rich food such as spinach, rhubarb, almonds, etc.
What are the kidney stone pain areas?
Some of the pain areas associated with kidney stones are –
Around groin area
Back and side abdomen
What are the complications of untreated kidney stones?
Prolonging kidney stones can lead to possible complications –
Loss of kidney functioning
Septicemia (blood poisoning)
Can kidney stones cause gastrointestinal problems?
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.
How to prepare for the URSL procedure?
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 –
Inform your urologist about any ongoing medicines or health conditions before the URSL surgery.
Do not consume aspirin or blood thinners before the surgery. If you have to take any medications, discuss them with your doctor.
Carry your diagnostic test reports with you on the day of surgery.
Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid discomfort around the surgical site.
Stop smoking tobacco or anything else before the surgery.
Inform your doctor about any allergies related to anesthesia.
Do not eat or drink 8 to 9 hours prior to the surgery, as it can delay the effects of anesthesia.
What to expect after URSL?
Here is what you can expect after the URSL surgery –
You will be under the effect of anesthesia which means you will be dizzy after the surgery. After the surgery, you will be moved to an observational room to monitor your progress.
You may experience blood in the urine, which can last for several days to several weeks.
There may be mild pain due to the insertion of ureteral stents. Your doctor may prescribe you some medications after the surgery to reduce pain and discomfort due to stents.
You may be discharged the following day if the doctor does not suspect any complications.
The urologist will prescribe medications such as antibiotics and pain relievers for stent pain to ease the process of recovery.
Recovery after URSL
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 –
Drink plenty of fluids to help flush out the blood and stone fragments from the body.
You may have a mild burning sensation with urination that usually lasts several days following the surgery. The doctor may prescribe Tylenol to help ease the pain.
You will be given pain relievers for severe pain as the stones are expelled from the body.
Encourage a healthy diet rich in fiber and reduce the consumption of oxalate-rich foods, salt, and animal proteins to prevent the recurrence of kidney stones.
Visit the doctor for your follow-up appointment and keep them informed of your recovery process.
Benefits of URSL surgery
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 –
No cuts and scars
No bleeding during the surgery
Shorter hospital stay
Resume daily activities within a week
Advantages of choosing Pristyn Care for URSL procedure in Kolkata.
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 in Kolkata include –
15+ years of experienced urologist
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Assistance with paperwork for Insurance approval
Flexible payment options
Free pick-up and drop facility on the day of URSL surgery
Free follow-up consultations after the surgery
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Book an appointment with our experienced urologists for your URSL procedure.
Here is how you can book an appointment with some of the best urologists in Kolkata through Pristyn Care –
Fill out the patient form on our website. 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.
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 for your URSL procedure 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 video consultation with the kidney stones specialist near your area.