Stone problem

Stone size 18 mm in left kidney. Doctor suggest to remove by key hole process to remove stone My question is any alternate process to remove stone not hole process to kid dney please suggest.
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G. Rangaswamy
General Physician 33 yrs exp Hyderabad
As the size is big, you may have to go by that procedure. Other options would have been discussed by your doctor. If not, approach a doctor who is communicative and gets informed consent from the patients. Other options- lithotripsy procedure where d stone is blasted to pieces by sound waves,in this the pieces if they don't get drained it collect and form a stone. Another by open surgery which has more complications comparatively and stay in d hospital will also b long. But if you are thinking of Indian system of medicine, then approach a competent person for d treatment.
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