What is mini Pcnl?
It is minimal invasive percutaneous Nephro lithotripsy, known, known as Mini-PCNL, an endoscopic procedure to remove kidney stones. Pcnl kidney stone removal is done under general anaesthesia. It is a safe and effective method for treating kidney stones. Very small sized specialised instruments are used and hence the surgery is maximally risk-free. This is more preferred to open surgeries by most urologists of kidney stone clinic in chennai. It is done in case of larger kidney stones (>1.5cm) or in case therapy methods like shock wave treatment or flexible ureterorenoscopy have not been successful. With the advancement of technology, ‘mini-Pcnl’, ‘ultra-mini Pcnl’ and ‘micro-Pcnl’ procedures are also becoming very common, that use smaller instruments
How long does Pcnl surgery take?
The length of the pcnl surgery procedure typically is 1 hour and the hospital stay for the patient doesn’t normally extend beyond 2 days.
Do you need surgery for kidney stones?
Not for all sizes of kidney stones. In some cases, they pass off on their own, without any symptoms or treatment thereof. But when the symptoms aggravate when the stones are stuck in the passage of the urinary tract, surgery becomes necessary.
What size of kidney stone requires surgery?
If the kidney stone is around 6-7mm diameter or larger, it will not pass off on its own and doctor for mini pcnl in Chennai then advises surgical intervention.
What are the complications of Pcnl?
Bleeding, fever, pyelonephritis, are the most common complications and also treatable. These complications are rare now with use of smaller instruments and laser.
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