How to Treat Kidney Stones

How to Treat Kidney Stones


Hello, my name is Dr. James Lingeman
and I am a urologist at Indiana University Health. I’m here to explain
surgical options for the treatment of kidney stones. One in ten adults will
have a kidney stone at some point in their life. Once you have a kidney stone,
your chance of having another within five years rises to as much as 50%. Some
kidney stones within the body are small enough to pass without treatment but
others get caught in the duct or ureter tube that runs from the kidney to the
bladder. Left untreated they can cause severe pain and damage to the kidneys. At IU Health we use three procedures to remove kidney stones and prevent them
from returning. Your recommended treatment will be based on the size,
location and hardness of the stone, as well as other factors such as your
individual anatomy. Our least invasive procedure is extracorporeal, meaning
outside the body, shock wave lithotripsy. It uses high-energy shock waves to
disintegrate stones into smaller pieces which then pass naturally through the
body. Shock wave lithotripsy works best for smaller, softer stones but there
is no guarantee that the particles will pass after treatment. Your surgeon cannot interact directly with the stone when this procedure is used which means that
is only useful for some patients. Another minimally invasive option,
flexible ureteroscopy, allows better access to the stone. This technique does
not require an incision. Your surgeon inserts a small telescope through the
bladder’s opening, running up into the affected kidney. Through this telescope,
your surgeon can see break and remove the stones. Many patients like the idea
of this minimally invasive option but it is not for everyone. Flexible ureteroscopy gives your surgeon limited ability to break up large,
numerous or complex stones. A complex stone is one that is very hard or is
located in a hard-to-reach place inside the kidneys. For the right patient
flexible ureteroscopy can be a very effective approach. IU Health Methodist Hospital is a worldwide leader in the next procedure,
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or PCNL which is recommended for large, numerous or complex kidney stones. We perform over 300 of these advanced procedures each
year. While it is still considered a minimally invasive treatment, PCNL does
require a quarter-inch incision in your back to give the surgeon maximum access to your kidney stones. If you are a candidate for PCNL you are usually placed on an antibiotic a few days before the surgery to minimize the likelihood of
infection caused by bacteria released from the stone during the procedure. After you check in the day of your surgery, you will share your medical
history in the pre-op area. There the nurses will insert an IV to administer
fluids antibiotics and other medications. Afterwards you will be moved to the
operating room and given a general anesthetic through an IV. Once you are
sleeping we will do three things to prepare you for surgery. First we place a breathing tube down your airway, we insert a catheter into
your bladder and we reposition your body face down for the surgery. The procedure
can be done on one or both sides of your back depending upon your diagnosis. One keyhole sized incision or occasionally more than one is made in your back. We
then insert a needle into the kidney and stretch a thumb-sized hole that runs
from the skin to the kidney. A sheath goes inside this path to hold it open. You can think of the sheath as a thin tube that allows us to insert
instruments and remove stone fragments. We search for kidney stones using a
lighted telescope to explore the inside of your kidney. When we find stones we
use several devices to fragment flush and remove them from the kidneys. Afterwards we give your kidneys a thorough inspection, searching for small
fragments that may have slipped away. It is important to find each and every
stone fragment because anything that remains could cause new stones to grow
more rapidly. Once we are confident all stones and fragments are removed, we
finish by leaving two tubes inside. The first is a thin drainage tube that
allows the tract to heal. It sits in the kidney and protects against potential
swelling that can block the flow of urine to the bladder. It will be
connected to a temporary drainage bag that is usually left in place for 24 to
48 hours after the procedure. The second is a skinny tube that runs
from the skin through the kidney and down the ureter. This tube acts as a safety device that can help speed up a second procedure
should one be necessary. Both tubes will exit the skin through the same incision. The incision is small enough that it does not require stitches. It will be
numbed with medication before we leave the operating room. Finally we place a dressing over the wound and the tubes. The entire procedure lasts between 90 minutes and three hours depending upon the size and complexity
of your stone. After you awake from anesthesia we take you to your hospital
room where you are monitored for 24 hours. The next morning we take a
computed tomography or CT-scan of the kidneys to make sure that no fragments
have escaped our initial inspection. If the scan confirms this and there are no
other complications, we then take an x-ray using special dye. This is done to
confirm normal drainage from the kidneys through to the bladder.
If so all tubes are removed, your wound is bandaged and you will go home that
day. If we find evidence of stone fragments remaining, we will plan to
repeat the procedure using the tubes left inside the first time. The remnant
stone and tubes are removed in the second procedure usually within 48 hours of the first surgery. After you go home you will have some soreness but you will
usually feel better within a week. If you have additional questions you can
contact a member of our expert staff or to learn more visit iuhealth.org/kidneystones. Thank you for considering IU Health as your partner for care and treatment of kidney stones.

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  48. He it keeps saying IU Health, but never says where they are! I've got a huge stone that exited my body 9 days ago. I went to urgent care. They ran a quick UA. Heyou told me I had a pretty bad infection because there was a moderate amount of leukocytes and a trace of blood no protein no nitrites and I knew I did not have an infection because in my right kidney I have a colonization of e coli and these bugs have been resistant to e.coli for about eight years and maybe longer Bactrim,Cipro, there are a few. Erythromycin? I got a real bad rash when I was taking that about 30 years ago and then I was about 300 pounds in my diabetes was pretty bad and my legs would swell and I had sores all over my legs from my bug bites and stuff but I wouldn't leave him alone. Scratch him at night and so they look like crap so I put Neosporin on every one of them put a bandaid on it so I couldn't pick the scabs off and stuff well when I was at the doctor's office she wanted to take those Band-Aids off and look at them and when we did they were horrendous it was like the Neosporin it eaten sores out and they were deep like quarter inch deep when they had just been surface wounds. She told me to never use neosporin again and to always say I was allergic to it because if I had an accident or something and I couldn't tell them not to use Neosporin on anything they're going to occlude I could be in a mess!

  49. I had pcnl it is no joke. Kidney surgery was the worse hospital experience in my life more than back surgery. In hospital 4days. Had nephrostomy tube coming out my back for 10 days. I had x2 golf ball size stones.

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