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Lithotripsy operations in Turkey 2022

Lithotripsy operations in Turkey 2022

Kidney stones are solid deposits inside the kidneys, which are an organ located under the rib cage on both sides of the spine.

What are kidney stones?

Kidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys. They start out in small sizes and then build up over time and grow in size. This is where drugs come in to treat certain conditions, such as:

  • The size of the stones. 
  • Having severe pain.
  • Obstruction of urine flow due to an enlarged gallstone.
  • If a gallstone causes a urinary tract infection.

 

 

Kidney stones removal procedures and techniques 

Kidney stones fragmentation, kidney stones removal, kidney stones fragmentation operations in Turkey

Kidney stones fragmentation, kidney stones removal, kidney stones fragmentation operations in Turkey

Shockwave disintegration of kidney stones

Classified as a non-surgical treatment, it is the most common treatment and works better with small and medium stones than large stones. Doctors use X-rays or ultrasound to look for stones (or stones) in the kidneys, then direct high-energy waves through the skin into the kidneys, breaking the stones into small pieces

The doctor can place a tube called a ureteral stent (used to flow urine from the kidneys to the bladder). This stent helps pass the stone. The stone is emptied, the patient drinks water, and they test whether the stone can be removed by using a filter during urination that is picked up and separated.

The operation takes about an hour and the patient can go home the same day.

The procedure can also cause side effects, such as cramping or blood in the urine, and can cause serious but rare side effects such as:

  • Bleeding around the kidneys.
  • infection.
  • kidney damage;

 

Ureteroscopy to break up kidney stones 

This procedure treats kidney stones and ureter stones. Doctors use a thin, flexible scope to find and remove stones. During the procedure, the doctor passes the endoscope through the bladder and ureter into the kidney (Figure 2). He uses a small basket to remove small stones, but the doctor shines a laser beam through the endoscope and breaks it in case the stones are large. At the same time, the doctor may place a stent in the ureter to help drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder, and the patient will need a medical examination after 4-10 days. Or some types of stents may have a string at their end so that the patient can pull the stent on their own.

Possible risks of this operation:

  • infection
  • ureteral stenosis
  • bleeding

 

 

Percutaneous kidney stone extraction (PCNL)

If the crystals (stones) are large and the shock wave technique doesn’t work, consider surgical options.

During the procedure, the patient is sedated, then the surgeon makes a small incision in the back or side and inserts a thin scope into the incision to access the stone and break it up with high-frequency sound waves.

The surgery can be done in one of two ways:

Excision : Here the surgeon removes the stone through a tube

Fragmentation : Surgeons use sound waves or lasers to break up the stone and then use a suction machine to remove the splinters. You may also send stone remains to a laboratory for analysis.

The process takes 20 to 45 minutes, and the patient stays in the hospital for a day or two, and the ureteral stent must be left in the kidney for a few days to help with urination, and the doctor may do an X-ray or ultrasound a few weeks later to see if there are any stones residual.

The risks of this surgery include:

  • infection.
  • bleeding.
  • Damage to the bladder, intestines, ureters, kidneys or liver.

Open surgery to remove kidney stones:

Open surgery for kidney stones is rarely done, but if the stones are too large or cannot be removed with other treatments, open surgery may be an option, especially if:

  • A kidney stone is stuck in the ureter.
  • The pain is severe.
  • When stones prevent urine from flowing.
  • Presence of bleeding or infection.

During the procedure, the patient is under anesthesia and the surgeon cuts off the kidney on one side, then the doctor removes the stone through an incision and places a stent in the ureter to help drain the urine.

Patients may need to stay in the hospital for a few days, and it can take 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from an open surgical nephrectomy.

Reservation of the process of breaking up kidney stones in Turkey 

Kidney stones fragmentation, kidney stones removal, kidney stones fragmentation operations in Turkey

Kidney stones fragmentation, kidney stones removal, kidney stones fragmentation operations in Turkey

  • Free medical support on the phone. You will have a health worker ready to answer your questions
  • Free Consultation with a Professional Doctor Your medical representative consults many doctors and hospitals to find the best treatment plan
  • Issuance of free travel visas We communicate with the embassy of your country to help obtain a visa to visit Turkey
  • Free Itinerary We arrange your medical trip in Turkey
  • Free translation of documents and reports We translate medical documents and reports into Turkish for you
  • Free support and monitoring. We monitor the treatment stage and accompany you step by step
  • Free interpretation, during the treatment phase, we will be by your side to provide the translation for you and the medical team
  • Accommodation and transportation are coordinated free of charge. In addition to transportation, we also book accommodation in Turkey for you and your companions

 

 

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