Urinary stones also known as kidney stones are solid masses made of crystals and usually originated from kidneys. These stones cause unbearable pain and discomfort when they move in the urinary tract. Kidney stones vary in size. There are different kinds of kidney stones depending upon their composition. It is one of the most painful medical conditions.
There are different stone removal procedures. The smaller stones can be easily disposed of while urination however, larger stones require surgery as they get stuck in the urinary tract.
One of the procedures used for treating kidney stone problems in the minimally invasive way is Laser Urinary Stone Surgery. This surgery involves the placing of a ureteroscope under the effect of anaesthesia into the urethra and urinary bladder. This instrument helps in the easy identification of stones in the kidney and ureter.
There aren’t any definite or single cause for the occurrence of urinary stones. Some of the factors causing urinary stones are :
Kidney stones don’t show any symptoms until they lack movements in the kidney or passes into the ureters. They block the flow of urine from the ureter and cause the swelling of the kidneys, which is very painful. Some of the common signs and symptoms experienced during urinary stones are:
Preparation of surgery
During the surgery
The person who has developed urinary stones in their life are likely to develop them again. To prevent this, it is advisable to make required changes in lifestyle and diet.
|Open Surgery||Laser Surgery|
|Blood Loss||High||No blood loss|
|Recovery||1-2 weeks||2-3 days|
|Hospital Stay||3-4 days||Outpatient procedure|