Don't allow your "Kidney Stone Pain" Trouble You
Kidney Stone Pain
About Hospital

Welcome To Gabani Kidney Hospital.
Gabani Kidney Hospital at Surat is the realization of the cherished dream of Dr. Ashvin Gabani.
The institute is one of its kind, completely dedicated to Kidney related disease. It is fully equipped with the latest technological tools, state of the arts facilities for surgeries, post operative care rehabilitation facility for all patients.

What is Kidney?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. The kidneys are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The wastes and extra water become urine, which flows to your bladder through tubes called ureters. Your bladder stores urine until you go the bathroom.

What is a Kidney Stone?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney out of substances in the urine. Kidney stones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. Some stones are even as big as golf balls. Stones may be smooth or jagged. They are usually yellow or brown.

A stone may stay in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary tract. A small stone may pass all the way out of the body without causing too much pain.

A large stone may get stuck in a ureter, the bladder, or the urethra.
A problem stone can block the flow of urine and cause great pain.

What causes Kidney Stones?

A person with a family history of kidney stone may be more likely to develop stones. Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases, and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism are also linked to stone formation.

Other causes of kidney stones are hyperuricosuria, which is disorder of uric acid metabolism; gout; excess intake of vitamin D; urinary tract infection; drinking less fluids and blockage of the urinary tract. Certain diuretics, commonly called water pills and calcium based antacids may increase the risk of forming kidney stones by increasing the amount of calcium in the urine.

What causes Kidney Stones?

A person with a family history of kidney stone may be more likely to develop stones. Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases, and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism are also linked to stone formation.

Other causes of kidney stones are hyperuricosuria, which is disorder of uric acid metabolism; gout; excess intake of vitamin D; urinary tract infection; drinking less fluids and blockage of the urinary tract. Certain diuretics, commonly called water pills and calcium based antacids may increase the risk of forming kidney stones by increasing the amount of calcium in the urine.

What are the symptoms of Kidney Stone?

Many kidney stone don't move and are too small to cause any symptoms. However, if a kidney stone causes a blockage, or moves in to your ureter, you may:

  • Have severe pain or ache on one or both sides of your back
  • Get sudden spasms of excruciating pain this usually starts in the back below your ribs, before radiating around you abdomen, and sometimes to your grain and genitals
  • Have bloody or cloudy urine
  • Feel sick or vomit
  • Feel a frequent urge to urinate, or a bumming sensation during urination
  • Get fever and chills
Diagnosis

If a doctor suspects Stone, diagnosis is usually confirmed via spiral CT scan, an ultrasound or a special X-ray test.

Treatment Options

Specialists evaluate each patient's need for stone treatment, and recommend measures to prevent additional stone from forming. Watchful waiting is the most common treatment, as most stones are small enough to pass on their own. Your doctor may recommend a variety of treatment options depending on type and location of stones. Your doctor will recommend a treatment course that best fits with your individual situation and disease.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

This procedure is the usual treatment to remove stones about 1 centimeter or smaller. The stones are shattered by way of applying external shocks. The fragmented stones pass through the urine. Some stones may not shatter completely and may require another treatment. Most patients resume normal activity in a few days, but it may take months for all stone fragments to pass.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy – PCNL, Miniperk, RIRS

If the kidney stone is very large, a surgeon may remove it through a small incision in the back, using a nephroscope. The procedure, percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, is performed using general anesthesia. Patients usually stay in the hospital for one to two days, with additional recovery time of one to two weeks.

RIRS = Flexible Ureteroscopic Stone Removal

This procedure is used to remove stones that are lodged in kidney & ureter and is usually performed on daycare basis while the patient is sedated with general or spinal anesthesia. The surgeon passes a small ureteroscope through the bladder into the ureter & kidney. The stone is disintegrated in small dust by holmium laser. Patient can resume duty earlier. This procedure is noninvasive- no incision.

Why Lumen is Holmium Laser Surgery?
High Power Lumen is Holmium Laser fragments all kinds of stones irrespective of size, color, composition and location. These Laser benefit both you and your doctor. This unique device allows your doctor to perform stone fragmentation with increased precision, literally transforming stone into dust. For YOU it offers multiple benefits:

  • Get rid of stones in single treatment
  • Faster healing time
  • Less post operative pain.