→ Recurrent Urinary tract infections
→ Infections in the kidney
→ Loss of kidney function
→ Renal failure
→ Ureteral stricture
The treatment for a kidney stone depends on the size of the stone, what it is made of, whether it is causing pain and whether it is blocking your urinary tract.
If your test results show that your kidney stone is small, your doctor may tell you to take pain medicine and drink plenty of fluids to help push the stone through your urinary tract. If your kidney stone is large, or if it is blocking your urinary tract, additional treatment may be necessary.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy : This treatment uses shock waves to break up the kidney stones into small pieces. After the treatment, the small pieces of the kidney stone will pass through your urinary tract and out of your body with your urine. This treatment usually takes 45 minutes to one hour and may be done under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. It has limited use in today’s scenario with laser treatment options available.
In this a small slender ureteroscope is passed through the urinary passage and stone is broken in ureter and fragments evacuated.
This is the latest technique in which a sleek flexible ureteroscope is passed through urinary passage through the ureter into the kidney. The stone is broken through laser and fragments are dusted & retrieved .
in percutaneous nephrolihotomy , a small keyhole puncture is made from back into the kidney and stones are removed.
Dr. Venkatesh Kumar is a highly motivated and compassionate board certified Urologist, Andrologist & Uro-Oncologist in Noida. He has over 10 years of experience in Urology and has been trained in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India’s first JCI accredited 750 bedded superspeciality hospital.