Frequently Asked Questions
What is Stone Removal?
The process of surgically removing stones formed within the body can be termed as Stone Removal. The most common site of formation of stones within the body is the kidneys. However, Stones can form in various other locations as well. The cause for the formation of stones is an imbalance of the dissolved salts or obstructions within the system. These stones often get lodged within the ducts and cause organ damage or chronic pain. There are various methods used for the removal of stones within the body like laparoscopic stone removal, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy [ESWL], laser lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and open surgery.
What are the types of stones formed in the body?
Depending on the organ systems involved, location in the body, stones can form in:
- Urinary System: Kidney stones, urethral stones, and prostate stones
- Digestive System: Gallbladder stones, pancreatic stones
- Salivary Glands: Salivary duct stones
What are the indications of Stone Removal?
Stone Removal is indicated in the following conditions:
- Recurrent urinary tract infections and decreased kidney function
- Cholelithiasis (Gallbladder stones)
- Urethral stones
- Sialolithiasis (Salivary Stones)
Who are the best surgeons to perform Stone Removal?
Depending on the type and location of the stones, a certified General Surgeon or a Urology Surgeon/Urologist can perform Stone Removal surgery.
What is the cost of Stone Removal?
Minimum cost for Stone Removal in Chennai starts from Rs.25,000
Average expenses for Stone Removal in Chennai is approximately Rs.80,000
Maximum amount to be paid for Stone Removal in Chennai rises up to Rs.1,60,000
Cost of Stone Removal depends on factors such as:
- Admission charges
- Consultation fee
- Patient age
- Type of hospital
Is Stone Removal a major surgery or minor surgery?
Stone Removal can be either major or minor surgery depending on the size, location of the stones and treatment method used for the removal of the stones
What are the risks and complications associated with Stone Removal?
Few of the risks and complications associated with Stone Removal are:
- Damage to the surrounding tissues or organs
- Recurrence of the stones
How long does it take to complete Stone Removal?
Depending on the location of the stones and organs involved, Stone Removal may take around 30-90 minutes to complete.
What is the recovery time for Stone Removal?
Individuals who undergo Stone Removal may take 1 week to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Stone Removal?
The success rate of Stone Removal depends on the following factors:
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
However, the success rate of Stone Removal maybe 90%
Is Stone Removal Permanent?
Stone Removal is a permanent surgery to treat the obstructions caused due to the formation of stones. However, few of the individuals may require a revision surgery if the stones reoccur again.
What are the long-term results of Stone Removal?
Few of the long term results of Stone Removal include:
- Relief from chronic pain
- Relief from the obstruction caused by the stones