Kidney Stone Laser Surgery
A lodged kidney stone can be treated by using kidney stone laser surgery or laser lithotripsy.
is sent through the ureter to the offending stone or stones and a laser
is used to break up the stone or stones into small pieces that are then
retrieved using a basket like device.
A ureteral stent
may be left in place to prevent further blockage and promote proper
healing as the location may swell due to the trauma of the event.
the feedback I have received here at kidneystone911.com, this procedure
can be as uncomfortable although not as painful as the passing of a
stone itself. It is not something to look forward to, to say the least.
If you have experienced this procedure, I would like to hear
about it. So would thousands of kidneystone911 readers as well. Please share your story below.
Bleeding is a possible side effect, but most patients are back to normal within a couple of days.
Laser lithotripsy, has become the preferred and most effective
method of removing problem stones after other kidney stone treatments
Obviously, avoiding surgery is most desired but how.
Things to consider:
-natural home remedies
-supplements like potassium citrate and magnesium citrate.
-water intake...lots! (lots of urine too)
-dietary changes (also beverages)
-educate yourself (kidneystone911.com)
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
Laser surgery may also mean ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy)
to some people. ESWL does not require invasive surgery but involves
“shooting” impulse waves into the kidneys to break up the stones. The
stones are then small enough to pass with relatively less pain.
ESWL seems to be the preferred method of physicians for treating
kidney stones once other methods have proved ineffective. The procedure
is quick, safe and provides for quick recovery.
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the size of a golf ball
Well my kidney stone was the size of a golf ball I just passed it.I have had surgery for my kidneys a year ago.They had to crush seven stones up so I could …
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Yesterday I went in for the laser removal of a size 7mm kidney stone. The surgery took about an hour and a half and I was completely under with anesthesia. …
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Had laser lithotripsy procedure on a Thursday at 7a.
Was home by 12p.
In bed resting 2 days taking oxydcodone for the pain. If you don't take …
manish Not rated yet
I operated myself due to stone . After six month i feel some problem in urine discharge(pain & blood ).
Still I am on teatment but no improvement . …
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My story begins the day after christmas. Trip to the ER and sent home 5hrs later. Next day Trip to the ER, moripine and CT 6mm stone right side, 3mm left …
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