Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Bangalore
Lithotripsy is a commonly used procedure to treat kidney stones. It may also be used to treat stones in other organs such as the gall bladder and the liver. It is a conservative process that uses shock waves to break down stones and ease their exit from the body. Lithotripsy in Bangalore has become very popular and a sought for procedure.
Let us know more in details about this procedure.
What is lithotripsy?
Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that is used to cure kidney stones mostly. In this procedure, focused shock waves and lasers are used from outside the body, directed at the stones to break them down. Once broken into smaller pieces, the stones are then naturally excreted by the kidneys through the urinary system.
Will I be able to understand if I have kidney stones?
Sometimes, you might experience some pain while urinating. That is a clear symptom for kidney stones. The pain is caused due to blockage of the urinary passage caused by the stones.
Is lithotripsy a painful procedure?
Before starting lithotripsy, you will be given anesthesia. It might be a regional anesthesia or a general one as per requirement. This is to ensure that the process is not painful for you.
What is the cost of lithotripsy in Bangalore?
Lithotripsy cost is approx 20k per sitting.
Lithotripsy may require more than a single appointment to break down the stones completely. The number of sitting required depends on the size of the stones involved.
How long does it take to perform lithotripsy?
The procedure will take you around 40-45 mins.
Is every kind of kidney stone treatable by lithotripsy?
Like every other medical procedure, lithotripsy also has its own limits. By this method bigger stones can not be removed completely. Lithotripsy is suggested for those people who have stones measuring between 4mm to 2 cm. Bigger stones will require invasive methods to get removed.
How long will it take to recover after lithotripsy?
Being a completely non-invasive procedure, the recovery time for lithotripsy is very brief. You will be able to stand up and walk immediately after the procedure. We advise our patients a complete bed rest for 2-3 days. After that, you can resume your regular work.
Will my stones be naturally removed after performing lithotripsy?
In general, following a lithotripsy procedure, your stones are naturally removed by the urinary system. You have to drink plenty of water and other fluids to make the process easier.
Lithotripsy is a conservative way to treat your kidney stones. It is one of the best and easily performed procedures that can protect you from a major surgery. So, if you are having any pain or discomfort while urinating, you should visit your urologist at the earliest.
The earlier you come, the better will be your prognosis. An early diagnosis is required for a good prognosis.