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RIRS Surgery For Kidney Stone

RIRS (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery) is considered the best resort for treating complex cases of kidney stones. It’s minimally invasive, involves no cuts or stitches, and is used for treating stones in both adults and children.

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  • What Is RIRS Surgery?

    Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery, commonly known as RIRS Surgery, is a retrograde ureteroscopic technique for extracting kidney stones. In this procedure, surgeons make the urethra the pathway to reach the kidneys. It is a minimally invasive technique that involves no cuts or holes. The surgeons use an optic endoscope to reach the kidneys and locate the stones and then use a laser to reduce the stones to dust. This technique is generally used in cases of large or complex stones that lithotripsy can’t treat. RIRS Surgery has high success rates, and the risk of complications is close to zero. Get in touch with Pristyn Care’s experienced urologists to get the best RIRS surgery in the country.

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    Pristyn Care - Best Healthcare Centre For RIRS Surgery

    Pristyn Care has tie-ups with some of the best hospitals in India for kidney stone treatment that are equipped with best-in-class infrastructure and amenities. This association allows us to extend the best RIRS treatment to patients suffering from kidney stone problems. Our team closely monitors the facilities offered at these hospitals and ensures high standards of care for all patients. 

    Additionally, we have a panel of expert and highly experienced urologists who use their expertise and modern technology to provide advanced solutions for kidney stones. They have several years of experience performing RIRS and use the utmost precision to perform these surgeries and ensure high success rates. Book your consultation with our urologists and get the best treatment for your kidney stone issues. 

    What Happens During RIRS Surgery

    Diagnosis 

    Before performing RIRS Surgery, the surgeons recommend some diagnostic tests which help them assess several factors, including the size and location of the stones, underlying diseases, and the patient’s overall health. All the patients need to have the test results with them on the day of the surgery. The commonly performed diagnostic tests before RIRS Surgery are : 

    • Imaging tests (KUB X-Ray, abdominal ultrasound, MRI)
    • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test
    • Blood test
    • Urinalysis

    Procedure

    RIRS is performed in the following steps: 

    The patient is given anesthesia which keeps them sedated throughout the surgery. The doctor can use spinal or general anesthesia for this procedure, based on the patient’s preference. 

    In the next step, the surgeon inserts an endoscope, which is a long and flexible tube, into the urethra to reach the urine-collecting part of the kidneys. This is an x-ray-guided procedure, and the doctors can see the images externally on a screen. This allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with more precision. 

    The endoscope is then moved upwards in retrograde towards the kidneys to locate the stones. Upon locating the stones, the surgeons use a laser probe to break the kidney stones and reduce them into fine fragments. 

    The broken fragments are then collected in a ‘stone basket’ and ultimately extracted through the same passageway. 

    Double J-Stunting in RIRS 

    The surgeons may use double J stents- ureteral stents placed in the ureter before or after the surgery. In some cases, the stents are placed before the surgery to dilate the ureter to allow the endoscope to pass easily during the procedure. In other cases, the stent is placed after the surgery for 7 to 10 days to promote healing. 

    How to prepare for RIRS Surgery?

    Being prepared for the surgery helps in ensuring a seamless surgical experience As with any other surgery, preparation is key for RIRS Surgery as it contributes to the efficacy of the procedure and reduces the risk of complications. Your doctor will give you some instructions to help you prepare for the surgery. Here’s how you can prepare for RIRS Surgery : 

    • Discuss the treatment procedure with the doctor beforehand. This will help you prepare for what the procedure will encompass. 
    • Inform the doctor about the medicines you’re taking. Also, if you’re allergic to anesthesia, inform your doctor in advance. 
    • Stop smoking a couple of weeks before the surgery, as it can impact the efficacy of the procedure, 
    • Do not eat or drink anything 8 to 9 hours prior to the surgery, as it can impact the effects of anesthesia.

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    How to take care after RIRS surgery?

    The total recovery period after RIRS Surgery is generally quite short, and most patients can resume work and their day-to-day tasks within a day or two of the surgery. Since this procedure does not involve any cuts or stitches, the risk of complications is also minimal. Here are some tips that can help you recover quickly and avoid complications after RIRS Surgery : 

    • Increase your consumption of water. 
    • Eat food that’s rich in fiber. 
    • Avoid eating food that’s too spicy or contains high animal protein for a few weeks post surgery. 
    • Refrain from indulging in heavy workouts. However, don’t avoid working out altogether.
    • If you experience any abnormal symptoms, get in touch with your doctor immediately. 

    What Are The Benefits of RIRS surgery?

    RIRS Surgery is an advanced treatment technique for kidney stones with a high success rate. Listed below are some common benefits of RIRS Surgery :

    • It is a minimally invasive procedure that involves no cuts or stitches.
    • The procedure is painless and doesn’t cause very little blood loss. 
    • The recovery is quick and hassle-free.
    • The patients can get back to their day-to-day lives within a couple of days. 
    • This technique causes no harm to the renal tissue. 
    • The morbidity rate is very low. 

    Frequently Asked Questions on RIRS

    Is RIRS covered under insurance?

    Yes. Since untreated kidney stones can lead to complications in adults as well as kids, its surgery is considered a medical necessity and it’s thereby covered under health insurance. However, the insurance coverage can vary depending upon the terms and condition of the insurance provider. 

    How long does RIRS Surgery technique take?

    In general, RIRS Surgery takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. However, the duration of the surgery can vary based on several factors including the size and number of stones, location of the stone, age and overall health of the patient, the total experience of the urologist, etc. 

    Is RIRS painful?

    Not really. This surgery is performed under anesthesia, and therefore causes no discomfort. Additionally, it does not involve any cuts or stitches. However, patients might experience mild pain or discomfort after the surgery due to stent insertion, but it should be manageable. 

    Is RIRS Surgery a reliable treatment method for kidney stones?

    Yes. RIRS Surgery is a safe and effective surgery for treating kidney stones in adults as well as kids. It has a low complication rate, and the recovery period is also quite short.

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      Rakesh

      3/5

      My kidney stone surgery was too expensive for me.

      City : BANGALORE
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      Shilpa Mantri

      5/5

      My experience with Pristyn Care for RIRS surgery was fantastic. The doctors were highly skilled and understanding, making me feel understood and supported. They thoroughly assessed my condition and recommended a personalized treatment plan. Pristyn Care's team provided excellent post-operative care, ensuring my comfort and closely monitoring my progress. They were available for follow-ups and provided valuable advice. Thanks to Pristyn Care, my kidney stones are now treated, and I feel more relieved and healthier. I am grateful for their expertise and compassionate care during this transformative surgery.

      City : HYDERABAD
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      Chetana Kher

      5/5

      Pristyn Care's care and expertise during my RIRS surgery were beyond expectations. The doctors were professional and empathetic, taking the time to understand my symptoms and concerns. They explained the procedure in detail and put my mind at ease. Pristyn Care's team provided attentive post-operative care, ensuring my well-being during recovery. They were always available to answer my questions and provided valuable advice. Thanks to Pristyn Care, my kidney stones are now treated, and I feel more comfortable and relieved. I highly recommend their services for RIRS surgery.

      City : VIJAYAWADA
      Doctor : Dr. Aslam Mohammed
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      Khyati Saini

      5/5

      I was very happy with the results of my RIRS procedure. The kidney stones were removed quickly and painlessly, and I was able to go home the same day. After 4 months of the surgery I'm now able to live a normal life without the pain and discomfort of kidney stones. I would definitely recommend Pristyn Care to anyone who is considering RIRS for kidney stone treatment.

      City : KOCHI
      Doctor : Dr. Tharun BK
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      Seema Kelkar

      5/5

      I was suffering from kidney stones for years, and needed a perfect as well as permanent solution. I had tried everything, but nothing seemed to work. But after so many failed attempts, I contacted Pristyn Care. They performed a RIRS procedure, and I'm now completely cured. within a few days, I'm back into my life.

      City : KOCHI
      Doctor : Dr. Tharun BK
    • BG

      Bharat Ganguly

      5/5

      I was looking for a way to get rid of my kidney stones that would allow me to get back to my normal activities quickly, and I found Pristyn Care in that research journey. After the RIRS procedure, doctors provided me with some recovery tips, which helped me to get quicker recovery.

      City : KOCHI
      Doctor : Dr. Tharun BK