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Urinary Stone Management

The Centre for Endourology & Urinary Stone Management is one of the very few centres in the region that offers complete spectrum of treatment options for people suffering from urinary stone problems. Headed by the qualified and experienced urologist, the centre is equipped with latest technologies that ensure utmost patient’s outcomes and faster recovery.

About 5% of the world population goes through kidney stone treatment in their lifetime. Urinary stones are aggregation of chemical substances dissolved in urine. When the concentration level of these substances goes beyond a particular point, they crystallize into stones.

They vary in size; very small to be felt or notices in the urinary tract to as large as a golf ball. When these stones obstruct the urine flow, it causes severe pain; felt in flank, lower abdomen, groin or leg of affected side. Usually, kidney stones show no symptoms until they move into ureter. The most common symptoms are: sharp pain in the groin area, blood in urine, frequent vomiting and nausea, difficulty in passing urine, burning sensation while urinating, and frequent urge to pass urine, and fever or chills.

At Aster Centre for Endourology & Urinary Stone Management, we adopt patient-centric treatment approach. Our expert clinical team who comes with the cumulative experience of 50+ years evaluates the patient’s history and present conditions thoroughly. After having a detailed counselling with the patient and the family, we chalk out the customized treatment plan.

TREATMENT & SERVICES

At Aster Medcity, we always strive to deliver complete, comprehensive and compassionate care at one-place. All the treatment options are made available to them. The best possible treatment plan is derived keeping the patient's conditions in mind

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL): Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy, commonly known as ESWL, uses sound waves generated by a lithotripter to break the stones into smaller particles, and they smoothly pass into the bladder.

Ureterorenoscopic (URS) Lithotripsy with Holmium Laser: URS is recommended when the stone is stuck within the ureter. Your doctor use an Ureteroscope to remove the stones. In this a rigid ureteroscope along with laser fiber is inserted through the urethra into the bladder and ureter. The Holmium powered laser is used to break up the kidney stone. The surgeon remove the broken pieces through the urethra. Smaller pieces usually pass in urine. Sometime, your doctor may insert a stent in ureter to make it easy to pass stones and improve healing.

Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS): RIRS is an endoscopic surgery where a flexible ureteroscope is used to reach stones in the kidney. It is specifically recommended for patients where ESWL or URS cannot be performed or have failed, tumours in the kidney, stones in children, grossly obese patients. It has multiple advantages such as no incision on the body, shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery. With the sate of art instrumentation, we can remove layer stone without any wound harm the Kidneys

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL): PCNL is performed to remove stones that are too large for other forms of stone treatment such as ESWL or URS. The procedure creates a passageway from the skin on the back or side to the kidney. A tube is inserted through the incision under x-ray guidance. A small telescope is then passed through the tube in order to visualize the stone, break it up and remove it from the body. This treatment technique has a higher success rate for clearing all stones in one sitting than other techniques such as ESWL which may require several attempts.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

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Our centre is one of the very few in Kerala to offer wide range of kidney stones treatment options under one roof. The department offers extensive in-depth diagnostics, medical and surgical treatment for various types of musculoskeletal disorders in adults and children.

FAQs

At Aster Hospitals we provide the highest quality of care and a transformative experience for all your healthcare needs. With our network of multi-speciality hospitals, specialised doctors, and world-class technology, we bring global standards of medical care to our patients.

Could kidney stones harm the organs?

Yes, but not often. If kidney stones repeatedly or seriously infect the kidney, or if they block the kidneys for an extended period of time, they can harm people. If some stones are not treated, the kidney may stop functioning.

FAQ's

At Aster Hospitals we provide the highest quality of care and a transformative experience for all your healthcare needs. With our network of multi-speciality hospitals, specialised doctors, and world-class technology, we bring global standards of medical care to our patients.

Could kidney stones harm the organs?

Yes, but not often. If kidney stones repeatedly or seriously infect the kidney, or if they block the kidneys for an extended period of time, they can harm people. If some stones are not treated, the kidney may stop functioning.

What Are The Symptoms Of Kidney Stone?

A kidney stone may not create symptoms until it block the urine flow. People may experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain in the flow

  • Blood in the urine

  • Renal Failure

  • Colicky pain in the groin or lower abdomen or external gentle area

  • Pain or burning feeling while urinating

What are the Prevention methods?

Constant Hydration: Generous intake of water, especially during hot weather and while exercising.

Increasing intake of lemon/ lime juice: These two fruits have high amounts of citrate, which retard the development of kidney stones.

Keeping a watch on the urine colour: Urine should be pale yellow in colour. If the colour is getting darker, it is most likely getting concentrated, which in turn can lead to kidney stones.

Avoid foods linked to stone formation: Foods containing high amount of oxalates should be avoided- especially those that are high on fat and salt.

What causes kidney stones, and why?

  • Kidney stones are formed when there is a significant decrease in the volume of urine that your body produces.

  • Reduction in daily fluid intake or undergoing strenuous exercise without properly hydrating your body catalysts the risk of kidney stones.

  • People living in hot and dry climatic conditions are more likely to be susceptible to stone formation due to dehydration.

  • An infection in the urinary tract can also result in Kidney stones, known as struvite or infection stones.

  • Metabolic abnormalities, including inherited disorders of metabolism, can alter the composition of the

  • urine and increase an individual’s risk of stone formation.

  • It is also caused by chronic dehydration and certain medical conditions (such as gout, inflammatory

  • bowel disease, and Crohn’s disease)

My stone has not passed. Do I need surgery?

If a stone in the ureter does not pass in a reasonable time or is causing pain or infection, you will need surgery to remove it

How to Get Relief from Pain?

Pain caused by kidney stones can be relieved only by proper treatment, which may vary depending on the size of the stone and its cause.

How to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy?

When you have kidney disease, eating well is incredibly important. A healthy diet will not only make you feel better but it can also help slow your kidney disease down.

  • Each day, drink two litres of water

  • Aim for a healthy weight, Keep active and fit,

  • Manage diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease

  • Make physical activity part of your routine. Minimum 30 minutes of exercise

  • Avoid smoking habits.

  • Be aware of the amount of OTC pills you take

  • Do regular kidney function test

How long can a kidney stone stay in your kidney?

A kidney stone can stay in your kidney for years. It will eventually pass through urine if the stones are small, but it can become painful if it gets stuck and blocks the flow of urine.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Kidney Stone Facilities

we work hard to stay ahead of the times to be among the first in the world to bring new, evidence based, approved therapies and technology to our patients.

  • Speciality Clinic for Stone Management
  • NABH accredited lab
  • 252-slice CT Scan
  • Latest Ultrasound and X-Rays
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for renal and ureteric stones (stone fragmentation without hole)
  • Flexible cystoscopy diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for RIPS
  • Advanced Kidney Biopsy Laser therapy for treatment of stones (PCNL, RIRS / URS)

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