Most Urinary Stones can be treated by medicines. Some stones
require powdering or direct removal. Please look under
Non-Lap. Procedures for details.
:Stones in the kidney, which are not very large, can be
powdered by external energy generated in a machine – ESWL. This is an
stones in the kidney have to be removed by puncturing the kidney and passing
a telescope into the kidney. The stones are then powdered and removed.Click
here for video
URETEROSCOPIC STONE REMOVAL: Small and medium sized stones in the
ureter, the tube connecting the kidney & bladder, can be removed by a
Ureteroscope. A Ureteroscope is a thin telescope about the size of a small
drinking straw. This can be passed from below, up the bladder into the ureter
to visualize the stone. The stone can then be powdered using special probes
that pass through this thin scope.
here for video.
LAPAROSCOPIC STONE REMOVAL.
Large stones in the ureter have to be removed by open surgery. However
instead, the same surgery can be performed using key holes. Instead of
making large wounds, small keyholes are made to pass instruments into the
body and perform surgery inside. When compared to open surgery, there is
remarkably less pain and faster healing, enabling early discharge home.Click
her for video
CYSTOSCOPIC STONE REMOVAL
Stones in the bladder can be removed passing a
telescope into the bladder. The stone is then powdered by probes that pass
through the scope, and removed.