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Latest Non-Invasive Surgical Intervention For Kidney Stones

Kidney Stone

People with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing kidney stones as they have highly acidic urine which is a primary cause for the formation of stones.

Other factors that can lead to this condition are:

  • Frequent dehydration
  • Diet high in sodium, protein or sugar
  • High BMI or waist size
  • Digestive problems or surgery
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Certain medications, especially in the case of diabetes

Symptoms

  • Sharp pain in the back which may radiate towards shoulders or downwards
  • Blood in urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Vomiting or nausea

If one observes the above mentioned symptoms, please visit the nearest Apollo Clinics centre. Our experts will do the diagnosis and suggest the best suitable treatment.

At Apollo Day Surgery, we offer Holmium LASER treatment, a non-invasive surgery which removes the stones without a single cut on the patient’s body. The Holmium LASER breaks the stone into multiple pieces if not into dust. This allows the stone to be completely extracted and the fragments pass out freely.

The patient can return home the same day of the surgery and can easily resume work.

A brief about the process

The patient has to undergo Ureteroscopy (passing a tiny camera through urine passage into the ureters (a tube that connects the kidney and bladder) with LASER lithotripsy (breaking the stone with LASER) or ESWL (shock waves delivered from outside to break the stone).

This process has a high success rate in terms of complete stone clearance and hence is now considered as a standard treatment for this condition.

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