KIDNEY STONE CLINIC
Various surgeries and procedures for the diseases of the Urinary tract (including stones) are performed. For Prostate enlargement, Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is done.
Most kidney stones less than 6mm in size (that is 70-80%) can be treated conservatively (without surgery). If pain, nausea, vomiting and infection can be controlled, most of these stones will pass spontaneously. ESWL or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy has revolutionized the treatment of renal stones. Kidney stones less than or equal to 2cm in size in the kidney or upper ureter are best treated with ESWL. Cystoscopic-ureteroscopic (Endoscopy of the Urinary tract) procedures are best used for kidney stones located in the mid to distal ureter. With the advent of these modern methods – open surgery is rarely indicated. Our Senior Urologist will select and advise you and guide you through the best course of action.
Prevention of stone formation:
This is probably the most important factor in kidney stone management. Once kidney stones have been treated and obstruction relieved, patients need to undergo a metabolic workup which should include stone analysis, drawing of blood to complete a serum stone profile, and collection of a 24 hour urine specimen. By performing these three laboratory tests, your urologist will be able to suggest fluid and dietary changes or medication to help prevent further stone formation.