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Kidney Stone Removal Cost In India

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  • Surgery
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

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  • Stay at the Hospital - 1 day   
  • Stay in India - 6 to 6 days
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Kidney Stone Removal Cost in India starts from US $ 1,800 and varies depending on the type of treatment (lithotripsy/Ureteroscopy/PCNL), your medical condition and history, any comorbidities, if any, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Kidney Stone Removal cost in India

  • Urologist's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your kidney stone removal cost in India is going to be your surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering great results. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose medical treatment in India with IndiCure.

  • Type of Surgical Approach

    There are different approaches and techniques to remove kidney stones. This includes ESWL or lithotripsy, Ureteroscopy, and PCNL. The type of treatment deployed affects the cost. Besides, a significant portion of the overall cost of the surgery arises from the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your kidney stone removal in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes the routine medical exams and tests to ensure you're a good fit for the surgery. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

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Dr. H S Bhatyal

MBBS, MS, MCh

40+ Years of Experience

Dr. H. S. Bhatyal is one of India's most known and skilled urological surgeons. He has more than 40 years of experience, with a focus on renal transplantation. He has received the Dr. CKP Menon Award and holds Limca Book of Records National Record Edition 2001 record holder.

Dr. Vikram Sharma

MBBS, MS, Dipl (Urology)

30+ Years of Experience

With 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Sharma is one of the most senior pioneers and inventors in the field of Indian Urology. He is the Director of Urology, Andrology, Robotics, and Kidney Transplant Surgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, and is a nationally and internationally recognised expert.

Dr. Pankaj Maheshwari

MBBS, MS, M.Ch

23+ Years of Experience

One of the most famous names in Urology in India, Dr Maheshwari received a Traveling Fellowship from the Societe Internationale d'Urologie in 1999-2000, which he used to train in Holmium laser urology in New Zealand and New York. In India, he was a pioneer in the use of the Holmium laser in urology.

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BLK Hospital

New Delhi

BL Kapur Memorial Hospital is one of the biggest standalone private hospitals in Delhi, NCR. Established by late Dr. B L Kapur, an eminent Obstetrician, and Gynecologist on invitation by then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru. The institute went on to become one of Delhi's premier multi-specialty hospitals.

Fortis Hospital

Mumbai

Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a 300 bedded multispeciality tertiary care facility situated in the centre of the city, offering a range of clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services. The hospital began operations in 2002 and since then has achieved various milestones.

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What is Kidney Stone Removal ?

Kidney stones (also known as renal calculi, nephrolithiasis, or urolithiasis) are mineral and salt deposits that grow inside your kidneys.

Kidney stones can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, excess body weight, certain medical conditions, and certain supplements and drugs. From your kidneys to your bladder, kidney stones can harm any component of your urinary tract. When urine becomes concentrated, minerals crystallize and bind together, resulting in stones.

Kidney stones can be quite painful to pass, but if caught early enough, they usually do not cause permanent damage. To clear a kidney stone, you may only need to take pain medication and drink plenty of water, depending on your circumstances. In other cases surgery may be required if stones become trapped in the urinary tract, are connected with a urinary infection, or cause problems.

A kidney stone normally does not produce symptoms until it travels about inside your kidney or passes into your ureters, which are the tubes that link your kidneys and bladder. If it becomes lodged in the ureters, it can obstruct urine flow and cause the kidney to enlarge and the ureter to spasm, both of which can be quite painful. You may experience the following indications and symptoms at that time:

  • Severe, sharp pain in the side and back, below the ribs
  • Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
  • Pain or burning sensation while urinating

Other signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pink, red or brown urine
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • A persistent need to urinate, urinating more often than usual or urinating in small amounts
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills if an infection is present

As a kidney stone passes through your urinary tract, the pain it causes may alter - for example, migrating to a new spot or rising in intensity.

There are 4 most popular ways for the removal of Kidney Stones:

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), or Lithotripsy
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy(PCNL)/ Tunnel Surgery
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Parathyroid gland surgery

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), also known as Lithotripsy- Your doctor may advise extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for certain kidney stones, depending on their size and location.

Sound waves (shock waves) are used by ESWL to break the stones into little bits that can be passed in your urine. Because the operation takes 45 to 60 minutes and might be painful, you may be given sedative or light anesthesia to help you relax.

As the stone fragments migrate through the urinary tract, ESWL can cause blood in the urine, bruising on the back or abdomen, bleeding around the kidney and other nearby organs, and discomfort.

The treatment is efficient in removing stones from the kidneys and ureters without requiring surgery to do it.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)– is a treatment in which a kidney stone is surgically removed using small telescopes and instruments placed through a small incision in your back.

During the procedure, you will be sedated and will be admitted to the hospital for one to two days to recover. If ESWL fails, your doctor may propose this operation.

Ureteroscopy – A narrow lighted tube (ureteroscope) equipped with a camera may be sent through your urethra and bladder to your ureter to remove a tiny stone in your ureter or kidney.

Once the stone has been identified, it can be snared or broken into bits that will pass through your urine with the use of specific tools. To decrease swelling and improve healing, your doctor may insert a tiny tube (stent) into the ureter. During this treatment, you may require general or local anesthetic.

Parathyroid Gland Operation – Overactive parathyroid glands, which are positioned on the four corners of your thyroid gland, just below your Adam's apple, can create calcium phosphate stones. When these glands create too much parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism), your calcium levels rise to dangerously high levels, which can lead to kidney stones.

When a small, benign tumor grows in one of your parathyroid glands or you have another illness that causes these glands to produce extra parathyroid hormone, you may develop hyperparathyroidism. Kidney stones are prevented by removing the growth from the gland. Alternatively, your doctor may suggest treating the problem that is causing your parathyroid gland to release too much hormone.

When is Kidney Stone Removal required ?

The following are some of the reasons why stone removal surgery is required:

  • The kidney stone is too large to pass out of the system on its own
  • The stones are causing persistent pain and bleeding
  • The kidney stone is causing obstruction in urine flow
  • The kidney stone is causing kidney damage
  • It may be increasing in size
  • The kidney stone may lead to urinary tract infection.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Lithotripsy in India.

  • Is it time for a Lithotripsy ?
  • Is the urologist board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol

Patient Testimonials

  • After undergoing my Kidney Stone Removal in India, I have developed deep respect for Indian doctors and Indian healthcare services. The doctors are prompt in their actions and extremely helpful. The hospital staff was also very kind and co-operative.

    Though it was a long journey, it was definitely a fruitful one. Thanks, IndiCure.

    Brian Williams,Zambia

    Treatment: Kidney Stone Removal

  • Thank you IndiCure team and Dr Sharma. The way the IndiCure team arranged things for me was something extraordinary. I am extremely satisfied with the whole experience and completely relieved of all my symptoms. Thanks a lot!

    Emmanuel,Ghana

    Treatment: TURP

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  • We found IndiCure online. We were well received by Team IndiCure and got immediate treatment. I am very much humbled with the kindness of the doctors- each time we met they cleared all our doubts and were very helpful.

    Thank you so much IndiCure for all the help.

    Afamefuna Musa,Nigeria

    Treatment: Neobladder Reconstruction

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can be done to avoid kidney stones?

A combination of lifestyle changes and drugs may be used to prevent kidney stones.

  • Throughout the day, drink plenty of water.
  • Reduce your intake of oxalate-rich foods.
  • Choose a low-salt, low-animal-protein diet.
  • When taking calcium supplements, exercise caution.
  • Medications-Medications can help persons who create specific types of stones by controlling the quantity of minerals and salts in their urine.

2. How do you know if you have a kidney stone?

Kidney stones can be detected using the following methods:

  • Blood tests may suggest an excess of calcium or uric acid in your blood.
  • Urine testing: A 24-hour urine collection test can reveal if you're excreting too many stone-forming minerals or not enough stone-preventing minerals.
  • Simple abdominal X-rays, as well as computed tomography (CT), which can reveal even little stones
  • Ultrasound
  • Intravenous urography is a type of urography that uses a needle to

3. What is the conservative treatment for kidney stones?

Most minor kidney stones do not require invasive treatment; instead, the following steps should be taken:

  • Drinking water: Drinking 2 to 3 litres of water every day may aid in the flushing of your urinary system.
  • Pain relievers: These are sometimes administered to help with pain.
  • Medical treatment: Your doctor may prescribe medication to assist you clear a kidney stone.

4. What is the purpose of analyzing passing stones?

The composition of kidney stones is revealed through laboratory investigation. This information is used by the doctor to figure out why kidney stones form and how to prevent them.

5. When is it necessary for the patient to undergo a procedure to remove a kidney stone?

In a small number of cases, the surgeon will treat you right away. If you have an infection, significant discomfort, or if your kidney function is impaired, if you only have one kidney or have had a kidney transplant, or if you have large stones or stones in both kidneys, you should get a kidney stone removed right away.

6. What is the average time it takes for kidney stones to pass?

The kidney stone will pass in a few hours to weeks, most likely during urine. On average, it takes one to three weeks for stones to pass.

7. When should you use ESWL?

The optimal size for SWL is a stone with a diameter of less than 2 cm.

8. When should the ESWL method not be used?

It should be avoided in the following situations:

  • Pregnant women
  • Bleeding problems, infections, and morbidly obese people

9. Is it necessary for the patient to be admitted to the hospital for ESWL?

Normally, no. Lithotripsy is usually performed as an outpatient procedure.

10. What are the benefits and drawbacks of ESWL therapy?

Advantage: The biggest benefit is that it cures kidney stones without requiring an incision, which cuts down on hospital stays and recovery time.

The disadvantage is that it does not always function. Within a month of receiving ESWL, approximately 58% of persons will be stone-free.A repeat procedure is sometimes required. ESWL has the potential to harm your kidneys.

11. When will I be able to return to work after ESWL?

Recovery period is usually extremely short; many people can return to their normal activities within one to two days.

12. Will I be admitted to the hospital after my percutaneous nephrolithotomy?

Yes, you'll need to stay in the hospital for two or three days.

13. What are the benefits of a percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedure?

Patients leave the hospital stone-free after this treatment, and it is less invasive than a complete open surgery to treat a kidney stone.

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