The Techniques Relating To Kidney Stone Removal

One can resort to the Kidney Stone removal by consulting the Doctor. Depending upon the dimension of the stone, one of the techniques may be suggested by the Doctor.

The following are the methods relating to the removal of kidney stones:


One can resort to the removal of kidney stones when the size of the kidney stone is 10mm by way of lithrotripsy. The same if not treated in proper time can damage the kidneys entirely.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithrotripsy (ESWL) is used to dissolve kidney stones by breaking the kidney stones into smaller pieces making it less painful and easily passable. The same can also be used to crush the stones in the areas of kidney, bladder, ureters, or gallbladder.

The removal of kidney stones is done by way of local anesthesia. It s a half an hour long process depending upon the intensity and size of the stone a patient has. It may even take a slightly longer span to remove a kidney stone. The use of stent can also be made in order to pass kidney stones without any obstruction in the ureter. The particles pass by way of urine thereby, relieving oneself from kidney stones.

Other Alternative Methods relating to the removal of kidney stones:


This method is used to detect the kidney stones in the human body. In this method the upper urinary tract is examined by way of an endoscope. The removal of kidney stones is one of the method to prevent the occurrence of kidney stones.


In this type of method the use of air is done to break the kidney stones in the human body. After the said process is done the particles in the are taken of by way of forceps.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy:

This method is popularly known as PNL. This method can also can also be used for the removal of complicated and large kidney stones. The urologist inserts the surgical instruments by way of a outlet made at the back and the removal of kidney stones is then carried out.

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This post was written by SBR_Assistant on August 25, 2012


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