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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.

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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
Kidney stone pain area:
  • Lower back
  • Around groin area
  • Back and side abdomen
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Kidney Stones Treatment in Pune

Diagnosis of Kidney Stones

  • If your kidney stones are large enough to cause you unbearable pain, that will be the first sign of discomfort. However, you may have to undergo a few tests if your doctor chooses to obtain a more precise diagnosis. Here are some steps followed before the diagnosis –
  • Kidney stones should be treated as soon as you notice the symptoms. Your doctor will check your medical history to get a clear perception of your condition and ask you a few questions before providing you with the treatment concerning your diet and check for the points where you feel the bouts of pain the most.
  • You may also have to undergo some imaging tests to diagnose the size and location of the kidney stones properly. Your urologist may recommend X-ray and CT scan to confirm the existence of the kidney stones.
  • The urologist may also conduct blood tests to get insight into the condition of your kidney stones. A blood test reveals the amount of uric acid or calcium in your body and can also help evaluate the health of your kidneys and recommend the necessary treatment.
  • Apart from that, you may also be recommended to undergo a urine test over two consecutive days. The urine test will show the level of minerals that are being excreted with your urine.

4 Methods for Kidney Stone Removal

After the results of the diagnosis, the doctor will initiate and advise the best-suited kidney stones treatment according to the condition.

  • ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) – It uses shock waves to break the kidney stone into small pieces that can move through the urinary tract & pass from the body.
  • Lithotripsy (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.

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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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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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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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Kidney Stone Treatment in Pune

What is the average cost of kidney stone surgery in Pune?

The average cost of kidney stone surgery in Pune ranges between Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 90,000. However, the prices are not definite for all cases, clinics and hospitals. The cost may vary depending on the size of stones, type of treatment, and the urologist you are consulting. The overall cost also depends on doctor consultation fees, the severity of the condition, the mode of payment, and hospitalization charges.

Should I go to a hospital for the treatment of kidney stones?

Kidney stones cause immense pain in the abdominal region. If the pain persists, you should definitely see a Urologist. You can also go to the hospital for kidney stones as soon as the symptoms appear. It is not considered healthy to delay the treatment for kidney stones. Ignoring or delaying the treatment may cause complications, including blockage in the ureter and hydronephrosis, a condition in which the kidneys swell up. It is essential to visit a good hospital for kidney stone treatment as early as possible to prevent these complications.

When should I consult the doctor for kidney stones?

Consult the 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 to pass stones at home?

If the size of the stone is small, you can pass the stone at home by increasing your fluid intake or prescribing medications from the doctor. You can consult your doctor for various home remedies for kidney stones removal. However, surgical methods are the most effective way to remove renal stones.

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 8 mm 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 8 mm 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.

Does eating slate pencils cause kidney stones?

Slate is never intended to be eaten or consumed. Slate pencils are made up of calcium-rich minerals. People who eat slate pencils in small amounts are comparatively at a lower risk than people who consume slate on a daily basis. However, if the person is eating too many slate pencils, it may lead to several health problems, including kidney stones.

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 5 mm 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 14 mm. It involves minute incisions around the flank area to physically remove the stones.

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 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 Pune?

Yes, many health insurance companies 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.

What are the different types of kidney stones?

There are different types of kidney stones based on the kind of salts and calcium content. It is essential to know the type of kidney stone and equally necessary to determine the best line of treatment to reduce the risk of recurring. There are the following types of kidney stones:

  • Calcium stones –The most common type of kidney stones an individual may develop, calcium stones form due to calcium oxalate deposits. These stones are caused by high amounts of vitamin D, ill-dietary habits, intestinal bypass surgery, and metabolic disorders.
  • Struvite –Stones form due to urinary tract infections that may grow faster than any other type. Struvite stones fail to show any symptoms in most cases.
  • Uric acid stones –Uric acid stones form due to dehydration or excessive loss of water from their bodies due to conditions like chronic diarrhea. They can also develop due to an individual’s high protein intake. Genetic factors like diabetes can also be a reason for uric acid stones.
  • Cystine stones –Individuals with a hereditary disorder may develop kidney stones called cystinuria. Cystinuria is a condition in which the kidneys excrete too much amino acid.Benefits of undergoing minimally invasive and advanced kidney stone removal surgeries?There are various advantages of advanced laparoscopic surgeries done here at Pristyn care. Pristyn Care has some of the best doctors and surgeons on board for a seamless patient experience. The state-of-the-art technology allows surgeons at Pristyn Care to perform complex surgeries without any complications. Following are the advantages of minimally invasive surgeries.
  • Minimal pain during the procedure
  • Swift and pain-free recovery
  • More effective as compared to traditional surgery for kidney stones
  • Minimal blood loss and minimum postoperative discomfort
  • Less downtime from regular activities
  • No risks of complications or side effects
  • No surgery scar(s) after recovery
  • Resume daily activity within 1-3 days

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.

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 stones surgery in Pune.

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 advanced surgeries for kidney stones. 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.
  • 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

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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