ESWL Surgery for Kidney Stone Removal

Urolife Clinic’s urologists Dr. Irfan Shaikh perform extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to eliminate kidney stones treatment in Pune.

lithotripsy is an operation used to treat particular sorts of kidney stones and stones in different organs, for example, your gallbladder or liver.

Kidney stones happen when minerals and different substances in your pee solidify in your kidneys, framing strong masses, or stones. These may comprise of little, sharp-edged gems or smoother, heavier arrangements that look like cleaned stream rocks. They for the most part leave your body normally during pee.

Be that as it may, now and then your body can’t go bigger arrangements through pee. This can prompt kidney harm. Individuals with kidney stones may encounter dying, extreme torment, or urinary tract infections. At the point when stones start to cause these kinds of issues, your doctor may recommend lithotripsy.

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How Does Lithotripsy Work?

Lithotripsy utilizes sound waves to separate enormous kidney stones into more modest pieces. These sound waves are likewise called high-energy stun waves. The most well-known type of lithotripsy is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).

Extracorporeal signifies “outside the body.” For this situation, it alludes to the wellspring of the shock waves. During ESWL, a unique machine called a lithotripter creates the stun waves. The waves travel into your body and split up the stones.

ESWL has been around since the mid-1980s. It immediately replaced surgery as the therapy of decision for bigger kidney stones. ESWL is a non-invasive methodology, which implies it doesn’t need a medical procedure. Noninvasive strategies are for the most part more secure and simpler to recuperate from than obtrusive systems.

Lithotripsy requires around 45 minutes to an hour to perform. You’ll probably be given some type of sedation (neighborhood, local, or general) so you don’t encounter any agony.

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What Does The Treatment Involve?

You will be situated on a surgical table. A delicate, water-filled pad might be put on your mid-region or behind your kidney. The body is situated so the stone can be focused on correctly with the stunning wave. In a more seasoned strategy, the patient is put in a tub of tepid water. Around 1-2 thousand shock waves are expected to pulverize the stones. The total treatment takes around 45 to an hour.

At times, specialists embed a cylinder through the bladder and string it up to the kidney only before SWL. These cylinders (called stents) are utilized when the ureter is blocked when there is a danger of contamination and in patients with horrendous agony or diminished kidney work.

How To Prepare For Lithotripsy:

It’s essential to inform your primary care physician concerning any professionally prescribed medications, over-the-counter drugs, or enhancements you take. Certain medications, for example, anti-inflammatory medicine (Bufferin), ibuprofen (Advil), and warfarin (Coumadin) or other blood thinners, can meddle with your blood’s capacity to cluster appropriately.

Your primary care physician will most likely request that you quit taking these meds a long time before the strategy. Be that as it may, don’t quit consuming medications you’ve been recommended except if your primary care physician advises you to.

What To Expect During Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy is normally done on an outpatient premise. This implies that you’ll go to the emergency clinic or facility upon the arrival of the method and leave the very day. Prior to the technique, you change into a clinic outfit and lie on a test table on top of a delicate, water-filled pad. This is the place where you remain while the methodology is performed. You’re at that point offered medication to steady you and anti-infection agents to battle disease. During lithotripsy, high-energy shock waves will go through your body until they arrive at the kidney stones. The waves will break the stones into little pieces that can undoubtedly be gone through your urinary framework.

After the procedure, you’ll go through around two hours in recovery prior to being sent home. At times, you might be hospitalized for the time being. Plan to go through one to two days resting at home after the system. It’s likewise a smart thought to drink a lot of water for half a month after lithotripsy. This will help your kidneys flush out any excess stone pieces.

Risks Of Lithotripsy

Like most procedures, a few risks are associated with lithotripsy.

You may encounter interior draining and need a blood transfusion. You can develop contamination and even kidney harm when a stone piece shut the progression of pee out from your kidneys. The system can harm your kidneys, and they may not function too after the strategy.

Conceivable genuine confusions may incorporate hypertension or kidney failure.

Why Choose Urolife Clinic, Pune?

  • We have Qualified Surgeons who have treated various Patients with urological related conditions.
  • We have our own analytic focus to analyze the real issue and to fix it successfully.
  • Ordinary Follow-ups are done through our clinical agents.
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  • The expense of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy or ESWL Treatment is nearly less.

Dr. Irfan Shaikh – PCNL Surgery for Kidney Stone Removal in Pune

Best Urologist in Pune - Dr. Irfan Shaikh

Dr. Irfan Shaikh

Consultant Urologist & Uro Surgeon (MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch. Urology), is one of the Top Urologists In Pune

Dr. Irfan Shaikh – Consultant Urologist & Uro Surgeon (MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch. Urology), is one of the Top Urologists In Pune. A gold medalist in the department of Urology, Dr. Irfan Shaikh specializes in Kidney Stone Removal Treatment and Surgery like ESWL Surgery. He has finished his education from one of the top colleges with MBBS from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital in Pune and MS in general surgery from PGI, Chandigarh. Moreover, he has also done M.Ch in Urology from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. Having so many degrees from prestigious institutes, Dr. Irfan Shaikh ensures to treat his patients with all the knowledge that he has accumulated over the years.

Urolife provides you all kinds of Urological Treatment Services such as Kidney Stones Treatment, Bladder Stones Treatment, Prostate Cancer Treatment, Kidney Cancer Treatment, and Urinary Tract Infection Treatment, RIRS Surgery and PCNL Surgery for Kidney Stone Removal and Andrological Treatment Services such as Erectile Dysfunction Treatment, Sexology Therapy, Penile Enlargement Services, and Premature Ejaculation Treatment, Varicocele Surgery.


Stones that are smaller than 2 cm in measurement are the best size for ESWL. The treatment probably won’t be powerful in extremely huge ones.

If the stone doesn’t pass all alone, it will require treatment. if you have a disease, extreme pain, or if your kidney work is undermined, your primary care physicians will act rapidly. if you just have one kidney or have had a kidney relocate, your stone will be dealt with all the more rapidly.

Not generally. By and large, lithotripsy is done on an outpatient premise.

In those patients who are believed to be an acceptable possibility for this treatment, some 50-75% are discovered to be liberated from stones inside a quarter of a year of SWL treatment. The most elevated achievement rates appear to be in those patients with more modest stones, (for example, under 1 cm).

The expense of lithotripsy changes. Check with your urologist or your neighborhood clinical place for data about current expenses. if you are thinking about this method, contact your insurance agency to discover which expenses are taken care of and what your expenses would be.

Usually, kidney stones don’t cause symptoms until they move around in the kidney or pass into the ureter (the muscular tube that connects the kidney to the bladder). Small stones can pass out of the body with little or no pain.

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It was my 2012 when I was detected with kidney stones. Since, then I had 3 recurrences, 5 surgeries, and 2 times incomplete stone clearance. It was 6th time, I was about to go under the knife. I was totally frustrated & fed up with the hospital smell. This time, I wanted a solid solution with 100% assurance of clearance. I consulted at least 5-6 doctors before choosing one. Many of them were unsure of results, as I have a tendency for recurrence. So, in the process, I met Dr. Shaikh with reports. I was expecting the same words. But, I didn’t have a chance. He was quite sure about stone clearance. I felt relaxed & happy, as there was the hope of a solution. Then, after thorough consultation and planning, He operated on me. At end of the surgery, I had 3 things, 10 mm stone, 100% stone clearance, and Happy life. I thank Dr. Irfan from bottom of my heart. He was like an angel to me. It now 2 years from my last surgery, I living a pain-free life. I will definitely recommend any kidney stone patient who is suffering from stone. Thank you

Mr. Ram Karbhari, (Business Owner)
During my 2nd pregnancy, suddenly, I started feeling back pain. At the start, it was mild, so I ignored it. But, with time, It was growing. It was making me restless. I met my gynac, she predicted, it might be stone. & her worry was true. 6mm stone in Kidney. I visited 2 kidney stone specialist, but couldn’t found them satisfactory. I met Dr. Shaikh, in Bharati Hospital. He listened to me carefully & Complete. He suggested to me some good routine and plan to operate my stone, as it was not possible to operate during pregnancy. His plan & routine made my pain & life bearable. Immediately, after delivery, I underwent surgery & found a grown stone of 8 mm. It was a huge relief. I really appreciate Dr. Shaikh for his understanding, behavior & skills. Thank you doctor for saving me from horrible pain & restless life.
Mrs. Priyalata Varke , (Housewife)

Being an IT Development professional, it is very difficult to manage the work & lifestyle at the same time. As time passed, the workload became mostrous & so the stress. Many problems & health issues started sprouting. The body started reacting. I started feeling problems with sexual life. It was erection related. On the suggestion of a good friend of mine and after researching through practo, I decided to give it a try. After consultation & correct treatment, of course with regular follow-up, I am feeling much better and have recovered very well. I thank you Dr. Irfan Shaikh for being such understandable and patient with me. It was a very good experience with you. I recommend this doctor.

Mr. Rajnish Mopaliya, (IT Professional)


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