How do you treat Kidney Stones?
If you have detected them early while they are still small, you can simply drink more
water, more regularly. This is usually enough to get rid of them naturally.
However, if the stones are already too large to pass naturally, its treatment
will then involve breaking them down into smaller pieces or removing them surgically by your kidney specialist. Here
are several treatments employed to remove them:
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy - Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a procedure that uses shock waves in the treatment of kidney stones in the bladder. These shock waves break down stones into small pieces.
Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery - Retrograde Internal Surgery (RIRS) is a kidney stones surgery procedure
done through a fibre-optic endoscope. The fibre-optic endoscope can pinpoint the location of kidney stones.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy - Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a procedure
known as stone extraction. PCNL is a treatment technique for larger stones.
Laparoscopy - Laparoscopy is a non-invasive surgical procedure that uses small
incisions to treat the condition.
Laser Lithotripsy - Laser Lithotripsy is a procedure done mostly in the lower
ureteral stones using a ureteroscope. The ureteroscope breaks the stones into
tiny pieces. These will eventually exit the body.
The treatment of kidney stones is one of the services offered by our kidney clinic. We also offer other specialised urology services and treatments
including ESWL, retrograde intrarenal surgery, and laparoscopy.
If you suspect that you are suffering from this condition and it is affecting your day-to-day activities, do give us a call or set an appointment with kidney stones specialist, Dr Michael Wong at +65 6838 1212 today.