First laser bilateral renal stone removal surgery at Fortis Davangere

Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The recently launched advanced clinic for Urology in Davangere, Karnataka by Fortis Hospitals Bangalore has successfully performed alaser surgery for large stone in both kidneys. The clinic was launched with an objective to provide accessibility to patients who otherwise have to travel to Bangalore for all kinds of kidney problems.

The surgery which is the first of its kind in Davangerewas led by Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy, Director- Urology, Uro oncology,Andrology, Transplant & Robotic surgery, Dr Shakir Tabrez, Consultant,Urology, Uro oncology, Transplant & Robotic Surgery and Dr Allamprabhu,Consultant, Urology ,Uro oncology,Transplant & Robotic Surgery, Davangere conducteda 45 min laser surgery that helped the patient recover in the shortest time.

Renal stone disease happens to be one of the major causesof chronic kidney disease. Kidney stones are formed when the solid wasteparticles are not properly filtered and the urine is not dissolving them. Thesesolid particles tend to crystallize and eventually develop as stones. If thesize of the stone formed is small it can pass without causing symptoms. If itis greater than 5mm it will cause blockage of the ureter resulting in severepain in the lower back or abdomen.  In this patient’s case, the stonewas of 20mm. 

Lasers are more effective in dealing with renal stonesthat have become stuck in the ureter than conventional treatment as it helps inbetter breaking and clearance of stone. This is a faster surgical procedure ascompared to conventional ones, and helps in early recovery of the patient. 

Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy, Director- Urology, Uro oncology,Andrology,Transplant & Robotic  surgery said, “Unlikeconventional method of kidney stone removal, the usage of laser is easier,safer and blood loss is minimal. In this case, we had to perform bilateralrenal stone removal, thus usage of laser was more convenient and preferable. Weperform renal stone surgery using laser commonly at Fortis Hospitals,Bangalore, and this case was the first of its kind at Davanagere. 

Dr Shakir Tabrez, Consultant Urology, Uro oncology,Andrology,Transplant & Robotic  surgery, said,“Renal stone surgery is a very common procedure and can be undoubtedly verypainful. Getting them operated with regular methods take time to cure and slowdown recovery. With the use of laser, the risks involved are minor and patientrecovers quickly. The whole procedure is risk-free and takes just 10 minutes to1 hour depending on the size and the position of the stone. In this case, thesurgery took 45 minutes and the patient was discharged on the firstday”   

In line with this, the patient, Revan Siddeshwara said,“I am glad that Fortis Hospitals has started their urology facility atDavangere. The new clinic helped me get access to quality treatment at mynative place without travelling to bigger cities like Bangalore. I wassuffering from kidney stone from a long time, doctor recommended me to go forlaser surgery as it would less painful and faster recovery. I would like tothank the team of doctors for successful surgery and recovery. 

Bilateral renal stone is one of its kind and has so fargiven best results in patients.

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