Most kidney stones are small enough to be passed out in your pee and can probably be treated at home. If your kidney stones are too big to be passed naturally, they're usually removed by surgery.
The main types of surgery for removing kidney stones are:
- shockwave lithotripsy
- percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Your type of surgery will depend on the size and location of your stones.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) to remove kidney stones
PCNL involves using a thin telescopic instrument called a nephroscope. With this surgery, your doctor uses a small telescopic instrument called a nephroscope. A small cut (incision) is made in your back and the nephroscope is passed through it and into your kidney. The stone is either pulled out or broken into smaller pieces using a laser or pneumatic energy. The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and usually lasts an hour or two.
At The Holly Private Hospital, we offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for percutaneous nephrolithotomy surgery to remove your kidney stones with prices starting from £6,950 (terms and conditions apply).
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