Laser stone surgery in Punjab makes it easy for people to get rid of the painful kidney stones that get lodged in urinary tracts and cause severe pain.

Laser surgery is minimally invasive yet an effective way of getting rid of the kidney stones that are too big to pass through the urine. It helps in eradicating the stones that are irregular in shape. If left unattended, they cause pain and damage to the surrounding tissues by getting stuck in the ureter or anywhere in the urinary tract.

How Laser surgery is done?

Experts in laser surgery use an ureteroscope to view the urinary tract, find kidney stones, and pass the instruments to the kidney stone. Scope enters the urinary tract through the urethra. It continues to pass through the urethra, bladder, and into the ureter or kidney to access the stone. After reaching the target location, a fiber is sent through the scope to break the stone. The Fiber generates laser beams that crush the stone into tiny particles. The basket passed through the ureteroscope collects these particles while the remaining fine powder gradually passes through the urine. Experts implant temporary stents between the ureter and kidney that keep the ureter open, improve urine flow, and help the stone pieces pass.

What happens after the procedure is over?

The procedure takes an hour or two to complete. General anaesthesia keeps the person asleep during the laser surgery. After surgery ureter and bladder can spasm and cause pain. A person may also feel pain in the back, and stents can cause discomfort. However, medicines help in coping with pain and managing the discomfort. The medical team, along with recommending pain-relieving medicines, also asks for X-rays to look for remaining stone fragments or confirm the stent placement. Experts may suggest some lifestyle changes to help you avoid the occurrence of kidney stones.