Sunday, 28 January 2018

No More Renal Stones With Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Surgery

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is an advanced technique to treat large renal stones formed in the kidney. PCNL is a well-established technique that is giving a higher rate of success.

PCNL surgery procedure

In the PCNL surgery, a puncture is created on the skin through the kidney to the stone. A telescopic port is inserted through the puncture. A telescope is otherwise known as a Nephroscope is passed through this port into the kidney to crush the stone, break it into pieces and remove the debris from the stone. PCNL surgery is performed usually under a general or epidural anesthesia and the real-time X-ray control is called fluoroscopy. The surgery lasts up to 2 hours. Soon after the surgery, the patient is shifted to the recovery room. If the patient is completely awakened with stable vital signs, then he will be taken to the hospital room.

Post-operative pain: The pain is controlled with analgesic and other relevant medication. It is given as either intravenous saline or injection shots. The urine is drained with the help of Nephrostomy tube for 2 days. In most of the cases, the tube is removed before the discharge from the hospital. Within the ureter to the bladder stents are inserted to promote drainage from the kidney. After 2 weeks, the stents are removed.

PCNL advantages:
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy treats a large or intricate stone with a minimally invasive procedure when compared with the conventional treatment i.e. making a large incision and a longer stay in the hospital
  • The recovery occurs in a short time in PCNL than the traditional open surgical type
  • The patient can resume his works quickly
PCNL is recommended for the following symptoms
  • Blocked urine flow
  • Pain in the flanks
  • Urine leakage
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection by kidney stones
Dr. Pradeep P. Rao is a top urologist in Mumbai. With his vast experience, he provides the best treatment for the Kidney stone removal in Mumbai at his Global hospital.

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