Kidney stones - Here’s what they mean:

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.

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Different types of kidney stones that can formed in the kidneys:

Struvite stones

Uric acid stones

Calcium stones

Cystine stones

Signs and symptoms that indicate the presence of kidney stones:

The causes that might lead to kidney stones:

Procedures involved in the diagnosis of the kidney stones:

The Latest Treatments available for kidney stone removal:

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).

Here are the best treatment options available for kidney stone removal:


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:

Open Surgery is performed only in the case of kidney stones that are oversized and cannot be treated through the above-mentioned procedures.

Why do Kidney Stones require immediate treatment?

  • 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

What might arise if kidney stones are not treated in time?

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.

The preventive measures that can help keep kidney stones at bay:

Kidney stones prevention generally includes making changes to the lifestyle. Here are a few tips you can follow to prevent kidney stones:


Questions ? Answered !

How much does the kidney stone operation price work up to? 

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.

What procedure would a kidney stone specialist in coimbatore recommend for kidney stone removal?

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.

Is renal stone treatment the same as kidney stone treatment?

The renal stone treatment is another way of saying kidney stone treatment, it is one and the same.

I do not have any pain, should I have surgery for kidney stone removal?

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

How long would it take to recover from treatment for kidney stones?

It depends on the type of procedure you undergo, it usually takes an average of around 4-5 days to recover from the surgery.

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