Nephrolithotomy Surgery


Experience advanced kidney stone treatment at Apex Hospitals, Rajasthan.

    At Apex Hospitals, we specialize in providing state-of-the-art Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures for effective and minimally invasive kidney stone removal. Our experienced team of urologists and advanced technology ensure successful outcomes and shorter recovery times. Get rid of kidney stones without any worry at Apex Hospitals.


    Kidney stones are solid formations that develop in the urinary tract when certain chemicals in the urine crystallize. In cases where the stones are too large for other treatments like shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is employed to remove them. PCNL is used explicitly for stones located in the kidney or upper ureter.

What to expect?

    Before Surgery:

    Before the procedure, your safety will be ensured through lab tests and X-rays by the healthcare team at Apex Hospitals. You will be given an antibiotic, orally or intravenously, just before the procedure. The anaesthesia team at Apex Hospitals will attach monitoring devices to you, and in most cases, you will be placed under general anaesthesia. The procedure will take place in the Radiology Unit of the Apex Hospitals.

    During the surgery:

    Once you are under anaesthesia, the surgical team at Apex Hospitals will carefully position you on your abdomen. Working together, the urologist and radiologist will identify the best access point in the kidney and insert a hollow tube. The urologist will remove the stone(s) directly or break them into smaller fragments using this tube.

    The duration of the procedure can vary, ranging from one to several hours. At the end of the procedure, a temporary plastic tube will be left inside your body. There are two types of tubes: a nephrostomy tube, which exits through a small incision in your back, and a stent, which remains entirely internal. The choice of the tube depends on various factors and will be determined by your urologist. Additionally, a plastic catheter will be placed in your urethra.

    Following the procedure, you will be moved to the post-operative recovery area of Apex Hospitals, where you will typically spend around 2 hours.

Risks and complications

    While this procedure is generally safe, like any surgical intervention, inherent risks and potential complications are involved. The safety and complication rates are comparable to those of open surgery. Some of the potential risks associated with this procedure include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Tissue/Organ Injury
  • Conversion to Open Surgery
  • Failure to Remove the Stone

    It is essential to discuss these risks and potential complications with your healthcare provider at Apex Hospitals to make an informed decision about the procedure.

    At Apex Hospitals, we understand that every patient is unique and deserves individualized care. Our experienced professionals will provide personalized attention throughout your Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedure, ensuring your comfort and well-being at every step of the way. Trust us to deliver exceptional care tailored to your specific needs.

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