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Kidney stones or renal calculi form as a result of an increased amount of toxic waste in the urine. While most kidney stones usually pass on their own naturally, large stones may obstruct the urinary passage and require surgical intervention. Pristyn Care provides USFDA-approved advanced kidney stone treatment in India that offers faster recovery and minimal hospital stays. 

Modern kidney stone procedures involve shockwave therapy (ESWL), laser procedures (URSL & RIRS), and minimally invasive surgery (PCNL). Contact Pristyn Care to book a FREE appointment with the best kidney stone specialist for a safe and cost-efficient treatment.

Our specialists use the latest medical tools and equipment to minimize the risks and complications during kidney stone removal treatment. 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 the different kidney stone procedures in India.

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      What happens in the kidney stone treatment?

      What happens in the kidney stone treatment?

      Diagnosis:

      The symptoms of kidney stones are quite apparent with sharp pain in the side and back which increases with time. However, the doctor may recommend some diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of stones and determine their size, location, and number. Here are some diagnostic tests recommended by the kidney stone doctors –

      • Imaging tests –  Includes abdominal X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans.
      • Blood tests – To examine the contents of calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, and electrolytes.
      • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine –  To determine any abnormal functioning of the kidneys.
      • Urinalysis – To assess urine contents and indicate any bacteria, blood, etc.

      Surgery Preparation:

      A kidney stone doctor may recommend several tips before the kidney stone procedure to ensure a smooth surgery. This is how you can prepare for the kidney stone removal procedures – 

      • Inform your doctor regarding any ongoing medications before the surgery. 
      • Discuss your current medical condition with the kidney stone doctor to assess the risk of complications during the procedure and how they can be avoided.
      • Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid discomfort around the surgical site. 
      • Stop smoking tobacco before the surgery. 
      • Inform your doctor about your history of allergies related to anesthesia. 
      • Do not eat or drink 8 to 9 hours prior to the surgery.

      Procedure:

      There are four different surgical methods of kidney stone removal depending on the size, number, and location of the stone. These treatment methods are recommended when the mediations are ineffective against kidney stones. Different surgical methods for kidney stone removal include the following – 

      • ESWL

      The doctor administers spinal anesthesia to the patient before the procedure. The procedure can be done without anesthesia also, depending on the preference of the patient. The patient is made to lie on a water-bed cushion. The fluid prevents damage to the surrounding organs by acting as a medium between the lithotripter machine and the tissues. After determining the location of the stone, the surgeon releases a series of precise high-energy shock waves that break the renal stones into smaller fragments. 

      The stone pieces are flushed out of the body through urine. There are no cuts or stitches involved during the shockwave lithotripsy and therefore, results in faster recovery. ESWL is usually not recommended for large kidney stones as it may require multiple sessions to completely break them. The surgeon may also choose to insert a ureteral stent in case of a large stone to reduce the pain during the stone expulsion.

      • URSL

      The procedure begins after the patient is given spinal or general anesthesia. The surgeon inserts a thin, long fiber-optic ureteroscope into the ureteral passage through the urethra. The stones are located precisely using external x-rays and imaging tests. 

      Once the stone is located, it is either broken into smaller pieces with the laser or removed in its intact form. The stone fragments are collected in the stone basket and removed from the body. The remaining stone fragments are then flushed out through urine. The surgeon may use 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.

      • RIRS

      Before the procedure, the patient is administered spinal or general anesthesia. After the patient is sedated, the surgeon uses a long, thin flexible endoscope and inserts it into the urethral passage to reach the urine-collecting part of the kidneys. 

      Since precision is a key factor during RIRS surgery and so, the surgeon leverages x-rays and image screening to generate live images of the kidneys on an external screen. The endoscope is moved up in a retrograde manner towards the kidneys where the stone is present. Once the scope reaches the desired location, the surgeon uses an advanced holmium laser to target stubborn stones and break them into smaller fragments without damaging the surrounding organs. The stone fragments are then collected in the stone basket which is subsequently removed. Alternatively, the stones are also removed in their intact form using small forceps. 

      The surgeon may insert stents to expand the ureteral passage. Stents are flexible, hollow tubes that run from the kidneys to the ureter. They enlarge the ureteral passage to help flush out stone fragments from the body smoothly. Ureteral stents are removed once the stones are completely flushed out of the body. Usually, it takes 10 to 14 days under normal circumstances. Furthermore, the viability of the RIRS procedure has been upgraded by the advancements in medical tools and equipment like wires, ureteral access sheath, and stone containers.

      • PCNL

      After the anesthesia is given, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in the flank area (lower back). A thin, flexible nephroscope is inserted through the incision under x-ray guidance to visualize the stones and determine their precise location. Next, a thin needle may be used to access the urine collecting system of the kidney to carefully dilate the route. This is achieved using a guidewire that allows the nephroscope to safely access the part of the kidneys. 

      Once the stones are located, the surgeon may choose to either break the stone into smaller pieces or remove it in its intact form using microforceps. In some cases, DJ stenting may be required that allows the stone pieces to flush out through urine. Ureteral stents are thin, hollow tubes that are inserted through the urethral opening to reach the kidneys. They may be kept for about 10-14 days, depending on how long it may take for stones to completely flush out of the body.

      What to expect after kidney stone surgery?

      What to expect after kidney stone surgery?

      After the kidney stone procedure, the patient is taken to the recovery room where the doctor evaluates the vitals and checks for any sign of complication. The patient will be under the effect of anesthesia and may take time to regain consciousness completely. A catheter is usually placed for a day or two in the urethra to minimize the pain and discomfort while urinating. If the doctor does not suspect any possible signs of complications, you may be allowed to go home. In case of any abnormality, you may be asked to stay in the hospital for observation purposes.

      Benefits of kidney stone laser treatment in India:

      Benefits of kidney stone laser treatment in India:

      Kidney stone laser treatment offers several benefits over traditional surgery. Through laser treatment, you can get rid of kidney stones without the need for incisions or stitches. Pristyn Care uses advanced holmium lasers for kidney stone removal in India. Laser treatment has also permitted kidney stone specialists to conduct an accurate and shallow penetration to treat stones without damaging the surrounding tissues. Considering all these factors, here are some benefits of kidney stone laser treatment –

      • No cuts or incisions (except PCNL which involve tiny incision)
      • Minimal blood loss (except ESWL which involves no blood loss)
      • No visible scars 
      • No major pain
      • Faster recovery
      • Fewer hospital stays
      • Return to daily routine quickly
      • Almost zero chances of complications
      • Few chances of recurrences

      Complications of untreated kidney stones.

      Complications of untreated kidney stones.

      Kidney stones can be silent and can cause several complications if left untreated. Possible complications of kidney stones if left untreated are as follows –

      • Hydronephrosis – Refers to the swelling up of the kidney due to the building up of urine when it fails to drain from the kidneys.
      • Renal scarring and damage to the kidneys result in kidney failure.
      • Severe infections in the blood can cause septicemia, which can be fatal. 
      • Loss of kidney functioning can result in kidney removal or nephrectomy.
      • When the stone is stuck in the ureter and obstructs the urinary passage, it can result in bladder blockage and, in some cases, painful urinary retention

      Recovery after kidney stone procedures:

      Recovery after kidney stone procedures:

      Recovery is an essential aspect of surgery. Most kidney stone procedures are outpatient which means the patient does not require more than 1-day hospitalization. The patient can resume work within a week after the surgery. Since there are no cuts and stitches, you can perform minimal physical activities that do not strain your lower body. Here are some recovery tips after the kidney stone procedure – 

      • Stay hydrated throughout the day
      • Avoid spicy food for at least two months after the surgery
      • Avoid food containing high animal proteins
      • Minimal physical activities should be encouraged
      • Avoid too much physical exertion that can put immense strain on your abdomen
      • Do not engage in too much exercise or outdoor sports if the stents are placed inside you

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Whom should I consult for my kidney stone treatment in India?

      Urologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the male and female urinary systems. Generally, kidney stone specialists who are trained in handling co-morbidities and ensuring zero complications are best suited for kidney stone treatment in India. Pristyn Care has kidney stone specialists that have an average experience of 15+ years. Call us to book a FREE appointment with the best kidney stone doctor near you. 

      What is the best kidney stone treatment in India?

      The best kidney stone treatment is the one that ensures faster recovery and has long-term health benefits. RIRS and PCNL are the two most effective procedures to treat stones that are greater than 14mm with almost zero complications. The best kidney stone treatment usually depends on the medical health of the patient, the number of stones, and the availability of medical facilities for the treatment. Get in touch with us to know more about the best kidney stone treatment in India. 

      How to pass kidney stones in 24 hours?

      Kidney stones generally dissolve on their own naturally. However, there are several lifestyle changes and dietary restrictions that can help dissolve the stone faster. The basic principle is to restrict the formation of stones by minimizing the risk factors. You can consider the following ways to help dissolve the stones faster –

      • Stay hydrated
      • Encourage consumption of apple cider vinegar
      • Consume citrus fruits
      • Eat less animal protein
      • Avoid supplementary calcium
      Is apple cider vinegar good for kidney stone treatment?

      Yes, apple cider vinegar is very effective in treating kidney stones. Kidney stones contain acetic acid which helps dissolve kidney stones faster. Apple cider vinegar can also decrease the pain caused by stones. Therefore, kidney stone specialists often recommend apple cider vinegar to dissolve the stones faster. 

      Are there any complications of untreated kidney stones?

      Untreated kidney stones can cause several urinary complications which can adversely affect the kidneys. Some of the possible complications of untreated kidney stones include the following – 

      • Hydronephrosis: Swelling up to kidneys due to the build-up of urine
      • Renal scarring which can damage the kidneys
      • Severe infections in the blood that can cause septicemia
      • Loss of kidney functioning which can lead to nephrectomy
      • Painful urinary retention due to obstruction in the urinary passage.
      How much does ESWL surgery cost in India?

      ESWL surgery cost in India usually starts from Rs. 30,000 and can go up to Rs. 55,000. However, this is a reference cost and the overall treatment cost can vary depending on several factors such as location, number of sessions, cost of medications, etc. Call us to know more about the ESWL surgery cost near you.  

      Who should not undergo ESWL surgery?

      ESWL procedure may not be recommended for patients with the following conditions – 

      • Pregnant women (sound waves and X-rays may be harmful to the fetus)
      • Patients with bleeding disorders
      • Patients with kidney infections, urinary tract infections, or kidney cancer.
      • Patients with abnormal kidney structure or function. 
      • If the location of the stone is in the pancreatic duct (may require an endoscopy to remove the stones)
      What is the average cost of URSL surgery in India?

      The average cost of URSL surgery is usually Rs. 72,500. However, URSL surgery costs can vary depending on the city, the number of stones, insurance coverage, etc. 

      Can kidney stones cause gastrointestinal problems?

      Yes, kidney stones are often associated with several gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and pain in the lower back. Large-sized stones can also obstruct urinal passage, causing several GI issues, including gas, constipation, etc.

      How much does PCNL surgery cost in India?

      PCNL surgery cost usually starts from Rs. 70,000 and can go up to Rs. 80,000. The average cost of PCNL, however, varies depending on the medical health of the patient, type of surgeon, cost of diagnostic tests, etc. Call us to get a cost estimate for your kidney stone treatment in India. 

      How much does RIRS surgery cost in India?

      RIRS surgery cost in India usually starts from Rs. 90,000 and can go up to Rs. 1,05,000. Please note that this cost is for reference purposes and the overall cost may vary depending on multiple factors like city, type of hospital, number of stones, medications cost, etc.

      How much does kidney stone laser treatment cost in India?

      The cost of kidney stone laser treatment in India generally starts from Rs. 60,000. However, there are several factors like the type of procedure, city, selection of kidney stone surgeon, etc. that can influence the overall cost of kidney stone laser treatment. Get in touch with us to get a cost estimate for kidney stone laser treatment in India. 

      PCNL vs RIRS

      PCNL vs RIRS

      RIRS and PCNL both offer excellent results for large-sized kidney stones. However, if you are willing to consider RIRS for treating renal stones greater than 2cm in diameter, the chances of removing the stone fragments completely are quite bleak. While RIRS is a great alternative to PCNL, it is observed that PCNL has a higher success rate for kidney stones of size 2-3cm in diameter. Retrograde intrarenal surgery or RIRS, however, only offers a comparable success rate for a stone size greater than 15mm. Some patients who undergo RIRS may regard it as a good alternative to PCNL. However, there are certain parameters that must be taken into consideration such as the age of the patient, location of the stone, prior history of open surgery, number of stones, etc.

      Case Study

      Case Study

      Prerna Rana, a 34-year-old woman was experiencing extreme pain in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with two stones around 11mm and 8mm in her kidneys. She contacted Pristyn Care, Gurgaon, and underwent the RIRS procedure. The procedure went smoothly without any complications or hassle. Our experienced kidney stone specialist took care of Mrs. Rana before and after the procedure. She is healthy and has recovered fully after the procedure. Our doctors have also given her post-surgery instructions and dietary charts to help her prevent kidney stones in the future. 

      What is the cost of Kidney Stone Treatment in India?

      What is the cost of Kidney Stone Treatment in India?

      In India, the cost of kidney stone removal starts from Rs. 40,000 and goes up to Rs. 1,05,000.

      There is a major variation in the overall expense due to the following factors-

      • The severity of the condition, i.e., size, number, and location of the stone.
      • Doctor’s consultation and operating fee.
      • Diagnostic tests recommended by the doctor.
      • The method of treatment.
      • Medications prescribed.
      • Choice of the hospital.
      • Hospitalization expense.
      • Use of stent to accommodate stone removal (if required).
      • Post-op care and follow-up consultations.

      Consult with best Urologist at Pristyn Care and Get the cost estimate of Kidney Stone Treatment.

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