Dr Kunal Aterkar is an eminent Urologist, Andrologist & Kidney Transplant Surgeon in Ahmedabad And Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He has done Mch (Urology) from prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai.

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Stone Clinic

Kidney Stones Treatment

Kidney Stones Treatment

Depending upon the size & location of the stone in the urinary system the treatment technique may vary

  1. PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) for kidney stone.
  2. This is minimally invasive method of removing kidney stones that are too large (more than 2 centimeters), too numerous, or too dense to be treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or uteroscopy.

  1. URS (Ureteroscopy) for stone in Ureter.
  2. It is a form of minimally invasive surgery to remove a stone from the ureter, using a small telescope that is passed through the urethra and into the ureter. Often the stone requires fragmentation with a laser which then allows the smaller fragments to remove with a grasping device.

  3. ESWL (Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy)
  4. It is a noninvasive therapy to break up stones within the kidney and ureter. The resulting tiny fragments then pass out of the urinary system over the course of several weeks.  This obviates the need for surgical incisions or invasive devices required to break up and extract these stones.

  5. Cytolithotripsy for Urinary Bladder Stones
  6. Cystolithotripsy aims at treating urinary bladder stones. It is a therapeutic option indicated for almost all bladder stones, with the exception of the very large ones. A camera is inserted through the urethra to localize the stones. An instrument attached to the camera, the lithotripter, is used to crush stones into small pieces and remove them.

    All above treatments are minimally invasive which require small incisions and shorter hospital stay.