Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy is kidney stone removal procedure that involves breaking the stones into smaller fragments so that smaller pieces can be passed out of the body through urine.

Cost of Lithotripsy in Delhi NCR
Procedure Name
Minimum Price
Maximum Price
Lithotripsy
25000.0
135000.0

Lithotripsy Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 
 Capacity : 310 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Neurosurger...
Urologist in Fortis Escorts Delhi
Amita Jain
Urology
Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Urologist in Fortis Gurgaon
Sanjay Gogoi
Urology
Vikram Sharma
Urology
A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110088, India
NABH 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Pediatrics, Paediatric Nephrology...
Urologist in Fortis Shalimar Bagh
Rajinder Yadav
Urology
Rajeev Sood
Urology
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Onc...
Urologist in Fortis Noida
Dushyant Nadar
Urology
Piyush Varshney
Urology
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pediatri...
Urologist in Fortis Vasant Kunj
Aman Gupta
Urology
Niren Rao
Urology
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Urologist in Apollo Delhi
Ajit Saxena
Urology
Rajesh Taneja
Urology
Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Endocrinology, Neurology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Dental Surgery, Laparoscopic S...
Urologist in Primus Hospital Delhi
Pankaj Wadhwa
Urology
Brijesh Sharda
Urology
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Urologist in BLK Hospital
Pawan Mehta
Urology
Aditya Pradhan
Urology
C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Renal Tr...
Urologist in Paras Hospital Gurgaon
Raman Tanwar
Urology
Sandeep Harkar
Urology
Press Enclave, Sheikh Sarai II  , Saket, New Delhi, Delhi, 110017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Internal Medicine, Laparoscopic Su...
Urologist in PSRI Hospital Delhi
Poonam Gulati
Urology

Description

Lithotripsy is kidney stone removal procedure that involves breaking the stones into smaller fragments so that smaller pieces can be passed out of the body through urine.

Lithotripsy is the most widely used procedure for kidney stone removal. It can be performed in following 3 ways

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non-invasive procedure. This procedure is generally used for soft stones preferably smaller than 2cm diameter.
  • Laser Lithotripsy is a surgical procedure. Larger and harder stones can be disintegrated using laser lithotripsy. It is generally advisable to go for laser lithotripsy for kidney stones. 
  • Holmium Laser Lithotripsy is an improved laser lithotripsy procedure.
Indication

The indications for lithotripsy include: 

  • Excessive pain in the organs 
  • Damage to the organ and loss of function of the organ where the stone is present 
  • Infections arising in the urinary tract of the body 
  • Internal bleeding in the organs surrounding kidney
  • The stone blocking regular flow of urine 
Pre-Procedure

The tests to be carried out before the procedure include: 

  • A complete physical examination, carried out to determine the size, location and number of stones present in the body 
  • A pregnancy test is done for women of child bearing age to make sure that the woman is not pregnant as the shockwaves and lasers can harm the baby. 
  • For patients of elderly age, an EKG test is performed to ensure that the patient does not suffer from any potential heart disease. 
  • Tests for allergic reactions are carried out to ensure that the patient is not allergic to any of the components of the medications and fluids used in the lithotripsy treatment. 
During-Procedure

Lithotripsy is generally performed by an experienced urologist. In this procedure, the kidney stones are broken down into small pieces using either of the below mentioned techniques. The broken pieces are passed out of the body via urine. A standard lithotripsy procedure is completed within 45 minutes to an hour.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) involves high intensity acoustic pulses applied externally in an attempt to break up the stone with minimum collateral damage. The high energy shock waves are passed through the body until they hit the stone in the body and break it up into finer fragments. It is advisable to use ESWL for patients of diabetes and hypertension and the patients having a solitary kidney. 
  • In Laser Lithotripsy, a thin scope is inserted into the urinary tract of the patient to observe the position of the stone. Once the stone is located, a laser fibre is passed through the working shaft of the scope and high intensity laser beams are emitted directly to the stone to disintegrate it. Larger and harder stones can be disintegrated using laser lithotripsy.
  • Holmium Laser Lithotripsy is an improved laser lithotripsy procedure. During this process holmium laser, emitting infra red beams (2100nm wavelength), is used to disintegrate the stones. This process is specially used for stones, which are large in size or have a high concentration
Post-Procedure

The patient is generally discharged on the same day if lithotripsy is used. In case of ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolitotomy, the patient has to stay in hospital for 1 to 2 days. 

Tests like X - ray and ultrasound are carried out after a few days to make sure that none of the stone particles are left behind.

The recovery time after this procedure ranges between a few days to several weeks depending on the condition of the patient before the procedure and the effects that the stone had on the organ. If there are no complications following the procedure, the patient can recover completely in a week’s time. 

The doctor will recommend increasing intake of water considerably. The patients are advised to limit the intake of foods with high protein content and salt. Meats, bananas, pulses, nuts, coffee and green leafy vegetables should be avoided during the recovery period.

Risk and Complication

Patients may witness some side effects after the procedure. These include: 

  • Small pieces of stones lodged into the ureters, blocking the flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
  • Abnormality developing in the kidney function. 
  • Bleeding around the organ after the procedure. 
More Info

The lithotripsy cost varies with the type of lithotripsy procedure performed for the patient. The general cost of ESWL process ranges between Rs. 15000 to Rs. 35000.

Lithotripsy cost for laser and holmium laser procedures may vary from Rs. 50000 to Rs. 80000. 

If you have any additional questions, talk to our in-house doctors. Call 1800-1022-733 (toll free).



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