Stone Treatment

Surgical procedures used to treat urinary tract stones,

Overview

Stone treatment typically refers to the medical management or surgical procedures used to treat urinary tract stones, which are solid crystalline structures that form in the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. The specific treatment approach depends on factors such as the size, location, composition of the stone, and the patient’s overall health. Here are some common methods used for stone treatment:

  1. Observation and Pain Management: Small stones that are not causing significant symptoms or complications may be observed over time, especially if they are likely to pass spontaneously. Pain medications and ample fluid intake may be prescribed to manage any discomfort during the passage of the stone.

  2. Medications: In some cases, medications can be prescribed to help dissolve or facilitate the passage of certain types of stones. For example, medications like alpha-blockers may be used to relax the muscles of the ureter, making it easier for the stone to pass naturally.

  3. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL): This non-invasive procedure uses shock waves to break large stones into smaller fragments that can be more easily passed through the urinary tract. ESWL is commonly used for stones located in the kidneys or upper urinary tract.

  4. Ureteroscopy: Ureteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a thin, flexible tube called a ureteroscope to visualize and treat stones in the ureter or kidney. The ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder and then advanced into the affected ureter or kidney. The stone can be fragmented using laser energy and removed or allowed to pass naturally.

  5. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL): PCNL is a surgical procedure used for larger stones or stones that are located deep within the kidney. It involves making a small incision in the back and creating a tunnel into the kidney. A nephroscope is then inserted through this incision to visualize and remove the stone or break it into smaller pieces using various techniques such as ultrasound or laser energy.

  6. Open Surgery: Open surgery is rarely used for stone treatment nowadays, but in certain complex cases, where other procedures are not feasible, a traditional open surgical approach may be required to remove the stone directly.

The choice of stone treatment depends on various factors, and the urologist will evaluate each case individually to determine the most appropriate course of action. They will consider factors such as the stone size, composition, location, symptoms, patient preferences, and overall health. It’s important to consult a healthcare professional, preferably a urologist, who can assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment option for your specific case.

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Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

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Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

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Sushma Dasari
2022-12-30
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2022-12-24
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2022-10-17
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
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2022-09-07
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2022-05-17
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2021-11-13
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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