Renal calculi, which is another name for kidney stones, are hard collections of salts and minerals that form in the urinary bladder, kidney, and the pelvic ureteric junction. Even though middle-aged men are likely to get kidney stones, anyone of any age can get them.
Although they can highly vary in sizes. Depending on the size few of the stones tend to pass through the urine when they are small. Bigger sized stones tend to get blocked in the way causing immense pain. In severe cases, medical surgery is needed to remove the blocked stones.
Uric acid stones
With these tests, 3D images of the stones in the abdomen can be made using ultrasound, X-rays, or MRI. This makes it easier to find where the stones might be.
Blood tests can help find what’s in the blood that could cause kidney stones. It is important to check for phosphorus, calcium, electrolytes, and uric acid all of which can cause kidney stones.
This test identifies faulty kidney function by measuring the quantity of nitrogen in the blood that originates from the waste products.
This test looks at the urine to see if there are any crystals, bacteria, or other things that can cause kidney stones or infections in the urinary tract.
Our Urologists use modern treatments and techniques to get rid of kidney stones. The type of renal stone treatment depends on the position and size of the stone(s).
Generally when the stones are about 10 mm or smaller, there are high chances for them to pass through urine. To make the process much more simpler few medications may be prescribed.
ESWL or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy uses shock-waves to break down a kidney stone into smaller pieces that can pass through the urinary tract & out from the body.
URS or Ureteroscopy is performed when a ureteroscope is passed through the urethra and into the ureter to remove a stone. Depending on the size of the kidney stones, a laser is used to break down larger stones.
RIRS or Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery is a procedure to perform surgery within the kidney using a flexible ureteroscope to remove upper ureter and smaller kidney stones. This is considered the best way to remove stone from the ureter.
PCNL otherwise called Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy is a minimally invasive procedure where large kidney stones can be removed through a small incision in the skin.
Open Surgery is performed only in the case of kidney stones that are oversized and cannot be treated through the above-mentioned procedures.
Kidney Stones can create blockage.
Urine build-up and adds strain on your kidneys
If untreated, it could lead to swelling of the kidneys
Will require immediate medical attention if an infection arises
Generally small sized stones do not cause any sign, but when left untreated, they grow in size and can cause severe pain. Few of the complications that can follow if left untreated include:
Renal scarring that can lead to kidney failure
Gradual loss of kidney function
Blood infections leading to septicemia
Swelling of the urinary bladder and kidneys, referred to as hydronephrosis.
Kidney stones prevention generally includes making changes to the lifestyle. Here are a few tips you can follow to prevent kidney stones:
Drink sufficient amounts of water to keep the body hydrated.
Consume meat in lesser or limited quantities.
Keep a check on the salt intake.
Follow an active lifestyle.
Your pulmonologist will also ask you about your symptoms and any other health problems you may have.
The kidney stone operation price depends on the type of treatment you undergo. We aim to be regarded as the best hospital for kidney stone treatment in coimbatore, ensuring effective treatment at an affordable cost.
Depending on the size and location of the kidney stone, there are multiple treatments for kidney stone removal. Our Urologists would recommend the best procedure after inspecting you.
The renal stone treatment is another way of saying kidney stone treatment, it is one and the same.
Kidney stones can cause swelling or infection, if left untreated it could lead to severe kidney damage. Our urologists can help you with multiple surgical & non-surgical treatment options that will help you recover fast
It depends on the type of procedure you undergo, it usually takes an average of around 4-5 days to recover from the surgery.
Years of Service
Our team of expert kidney stone specialists or Urologists boast an experience of over 20+ years treating kidney stones in men and women.
MBBS, MS, MCH(Urology)., Consultant Urologist
MS, DNB (Urology), MRCS.,DNB (Uro).,MRCS(Edin)., Consultant Urologist
MBBS, MS, MRCS(EDIN), MCH(Urology)., Consultant Urologist
“I started experiencing a few symptoms that indicated I might have kidney stones, so I decided to consult a urologist at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital as it was close to where I live. After consulting with the doctor and doing a few tests, he informed me I had numerous stones and would require surgery. I had the surgery and now I feel great, no more pain or difficulty while urinating. Highly recommended!”
“ My father started to feel extreme pain while using the bathroom. He went to consult at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. The doctor did tests and said he has kidney stones. My father had surgery and recovered. He is doing very good now thanks to Sri Ramakrishna Hospital.”