Chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that affects around 800 million people globally. To combat this, there is an entire branch of medicine called nephrology that deals with the study, treatment, and preservation of the kidneys. This can range from medication, to even kidney transplants.
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Lithotripsy is a non-invasive medical procedure used to break down kidney stones into smaller pieces, allowing them to pass through the urinary tract more easily. This procedure typically involves the use of high-energy shock waves that are focused on the kidney stones from outside the body. Lithotripsy is a safe and effective treatment for kidney stones and is often performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that patients can typically return home on the same day.
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove kidney stones that are too large or complex to pass on their own. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the patient’s back, and a tiny scope is inserted into the kidney to locate the stone. Then, a special tool is used to break the stone into small pieces, which are then removed through the scope. PCNL is typically performed under general anesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.
Dialysis is a medical procedure that involves removing waste and excess fluids from the blood of individuals whose kidneys are no longer able to perform this function. This may be due to chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, or other medical conditions that affect the kidneys. Dialysis can be performed in a hospital, clinic, or at home, and is usually done on a regular basis to help maintain the patient’s health and quality of life.
Nephrectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of one or both kidneys. This procedure is typically performed when the kidney is severely damaged due to disease or injury, or when there is a cancerous tumor present. Nephrectomy may also be performed as a living donor transplant, where a healthy kidney is removed from a living donor and transplanted into a recipient.
Laparoscopic cyst ablation
Laparoscopic cyst ablation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove cysts from the body. It involves making small incisions in the abdomen and inserting a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light at the end, to view and remove the cyst. This procedure is often performed as an outpatient surgery, which means that patients can go home the same day. Laparoscopic cyst ablation is a safe and effective alternative to traditional open surgery and offers several benefits, including shorter hospital stays, less scarring, and a faster recovery time.