SMHS uses key-hole method to remove kidney stone
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Srinagar, May 5: The surgeons at the SMHS hospital Wednesday successfully performed a “key-hole renal surgery” to remove a kidney stone from a patient. The medicos said it was for first time that the procedure was conducted at the hospital.
“Normally, kidney stone is removed through traditional method by making big incision in abdomen to explore kidney and remove the stone. However the incision method has been replaced by key-hole renal surgery method,” the medicos said.
The method is simple, said Dr Mufti Mehood, Consultant Urologist, Department of Surgery, Government Medical College who performed the surgery.
“Here abdomen is not opened and kidney is visualized with the help of image intensifier,” he explained.
“The image intensifier identifies exact location of a stone in the kidney. Subsequently kidney is punctured through skin. Once punctured a wire is introduced through punctured needle and the tract is dilated with the help serial dilators and eight to nine millimeter track is made.
“Through this track Nephroscope is introduced in the kidney and with the help of it stone is visualized,” he said.
The patient, who was operated upon had three centimeter stone in the kidney.
The stone was broken and retrieved through the open-hole method.
The open-hole method, as per the doctor, is considered to be beneficial for the patients as it causes less morbidity and less post operative care.
“It is minimally invasive and patient can be discharged within three days,” Dr Mufti said. He said the equipment was first time used in SMHS.
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