Minimal invasive solutions for urology

My father is 67. For a few months, I've noticed that he has lost some weight and has disturbed sleep as he has an increased urge to pass urine at night. He has been on medications for a while now, but no relief.

Benign Prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is age-related prostate gland enlargement that causes difficulty in urination. Medications work symptomatically. The gold standard of management for BPH is a surgical solution — Laser TURP (Transurethral resection of Prostate). Dr Himesh Gandhi, Consultant of Uro-Oncology and Robotic, Laparoscopic Uro-Surgeon at Healing Hands Clinic will do a thorough analysis of the condition to rule out malignancy. Laser surgery is best as it's minimally invasive and due to its fast and smooth recovery, the patient can be back home within a day or two.

My 70-year-old grandfather noticed blood in the urine for the first time last week. We all are worried as he has reduced appetite resulting in weight loss in the last six months. He also complains of back pain. What could be the reason?

These symptoms are suggestive of kidney/ renal cancer. One must not worry & should take action immediately as time plays an important role. After confirming the diagnosis through physical examination & few tests, the patient may need surgery/chemotherapy/ radiation depending upon the stage of the disease. Dr Gandhi has performed more than 100 robotic surgeries successfully namely robotic partial/ radical nephrectomies, robotic radical prostatectomy, etc. Robotic surgeries have faster recovery, lesser pain, and can manage intricacies required for complex cases.

My wife has been suffering from kidney stones for a few years. The pain attacks have increased. She has noticed blood in her urine recently. Is surgery the only solution for it?

Depending on the location and size of the stones and those who fail medical management, require surgery. Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS) & laser lithotripsy is an endoscopic surgery for stone extraction. It is quicker than a traditional open surgery which involves cuts and stitches. Patients do not experience pain after surgery and overall, they recover much faster. A patient can be discharged within 1 or 2 days.
Tips to prevent kidney stones: drink plenty of water and avoid excess intake of salt. Say no to aerated drinks, add lemon juice to your water, eat more fresh foods and avoid processed and preserved food items.