Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy uses shockwaves to shatter the stones into tiny pieces so that they can pass out of your body without causing too much discomfort.
|Type of treatment||Conventional surgery||LESWL|
|Risk of infection||Higher||Minimal to none|
|Hospitalization||Required||No (same day discharge)|
Dr. M. Rajkumar MS, M.ch(Plastic) DNB MRCS (Edinburgh – UK) FCLM (Fellowship in Cosmetic & Laser Medicine – Germany) is a qualified Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon from a reputed National Level Institute, presently working as senior assistant professor, Institute of Hand Micro Surgery & Department of Plastic Surgery, Stanley Medical College.
The doctor has been in practice for last 15 years. He is also a reputed teacher in Plastic Surgery too. His main interests are Cosmetic and Hand & Microvascular Surgery. He is a pioneer in rhinoplasty, which is his favorite surgery and a master in Liposuction and Abdominoplasty.
Lithotripsy is a procedure that uses shockwaves to break kidney stones to smaller pieces. These can then pass out of the body with urine.
Kidney stones may not be painful till they start moving. When they grow larger, they can block flow of urine causing infection. You should take steps to remove the stone as soon as they are diagnosed.
Most stones cannot be dissolved with medicines. Painkillers will help you manage pain as they pass.
ESWL is a non-invasive procedure. You will be able to walk from the next day and return to normal life in around two weeks’ time.
Because keyhole surgery makes it easier. Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive. It only requires small incisions through which special surgical instruments are inserted for performing the procedure. It is quick, safe, and effective. You will not need a long hospital stay or a prolonged recuperation period. You heal faster as there is very little tissue damage and your recovery is faster and less painful. The risk of complications is very low and you will return to normal life sooner.