Kidney Cancer Treatment in Pune

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located on either side of your spine near the abdomen. They are the size of a fist. Kidney Cancer is caused due to the abnormal growth of cancer cells in the kidney called tumors. The most common type of kidney cancer according to Kidney Cancer Specialist, Dr. Irfan Shaikh is renal cell carcinoma which usually occurs in adults. On the other hand, Wilms’ tumor is the type of cancer that is more common in young children.

Kidney Cancer Specialist in Pune

Cancer of the kidney was a dreadful disease in the past because usually, patients use to present in late stages with advanced disease. In the present time, most kidney cancer is incidentally detected during ultrasound or other imaging studies done for unrelated problems. The other presenting symptoms of kidney cancer are pain in the flanks, blood in urine, a palpable mass. A contrast CT scan is required for confirming doubts about the presence of tumors. Surgery is the only realistic treatment for this disease. With the advancement of technology, these tumors can be dealt with minimally-invasive surgeries or in-common parlance keyhole surgeries. The hospital stay can be as short as one day only and people can resume their normal work in three to five days’ time.

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer does not show any signs or symptoms in the initial stages. With time, however, some of the following symptoms start to appear:

● Fever and chills
● Feelings of tiredness
● Sudden weight loss
● Loss of appetite
● Severe and long-lasting pain in your back or sides
● Blood in urine
● Lump in your abdomen
● Fatigue and anemia

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Different types of Kidney Stone Treatment


In case of small stones (less than 6mm), medicines are given so that it comes out with urine. Medicines such as painkillers and antibiotics are prescribed. These medicines prevent the stones from developing further and control the amount of alkali or acid in the urine. In addition, you’re required to drink lots of water. However, if the pain remains for more than 2 weeks along with other symptoms then it is treated through surgery.

ESWL (Lithotripsy)

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treats Kidney stones with the help of sound waves. Based on the size and location of the stones, sound waves are sent through the body. It breaks larger stones into smaller ones that can pass through the urine. This treatment lasts for 45 to 60 minutes. It may cause discomfort to nearby organs and bruising at the back or abdomen.

RIRS (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery)

Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) makes use of a viewing tube called a fiberoptic endoscope to perform the surgery. In RIRS, the tube is inserted inside the kidneys through the urethra and the stone is removed. The stone is visible through the scope that is placed inside and is removed via ultrasound, laser, or using small forceps. This surgery leaves no scar on the body. Only a specialist Kidney Stone Doctor in Pune performs this kind of surgery.

PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy or stone extraction)

PCNL is done to treat stones that are larger than 2 cms. The precise location of the kidney stones is figured out by examining your bladder using a telescope and it is mapped using carbon dioxide or x-ray dye. The stone is then accessed directly through the skin using a small needle. A plastic sheath is placed inside the kidney and the stones are broken into small pieces using an instrument. All this is done while clearly looking at the insides through the telescope. These small pieces of stones are extracted on the sheet and are removed from the body. Patients with other health complications are advised to opt for Laser Treatment For Kidney Stone In Pune.

URS (Ureteroscopy)

Ureteroscopy is performed using a ureteroscope to treat the stones lying in the ureter. The instrument is passed into the ureter through the urethra and bladder. This process detects the stones accurately which is then removed using flexible forceps. It takes about 30 – 120 minutes to perform the surgery. After surgery, the pain in the kidneys, back, sides of the abdomen lasts for about 24 to 48 hours.

Open surgery

Open surgery is done in severe circumstances when there’s no other way left to treat kidney stones. With so much advancement in medical technology, it’s better to avoid open surgery. As it comes with so many disadvantages like a big scar, weakening of the body, or excessive medication.

Dr. Irfan Shaikh – Best Kidney Cancer Treatment 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 Female Urology in India. 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.

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Medical science has advanced considerably particularly in the last decade. These advances have greatly improved our understanding of the course of the stone disease and the management of this ailment has undergone revolutionary changes. This knowledge has further been helpful in the prevention and treatment of stone disease.

Various factors play a role in the formation of kidney stones in a susceptible individual. These factors are diet, water intake, urinary output, climate, occupation, and heredity, radical, and family background.

  1. Diet- Ingestion of excessive amounts of calcium, oxalates, purines (uric acid), phosphates, and other elements often results in excessive excretion of these components in the urine. The stone formation can be precipitated by a high intake of calcium in the form of milk, ice creams, cheese, chocolates, cocoa, calcium-containing drugs, or vitamin D.
  2. Water Intake and Urinary Output- It has been well established that increased water intake and increased urinary output decrease the incidence of urinary stones in patients predisposed to the disease.
  3. Climate- High environmental temperature increases sweating, which may result in increased concentration of urine. This hyper concentration may contribute to stone formation.
  4. Occupation- The stone disease is more likely to be found in individuals with sedentary occupations like professionals and managerial class rather than unskilled and partly skilled laborers.
  5. Genetic Disorders- Like Gout, Cystinuria, primary Oxaluria, metabolic disorders like a bowl, endocrine, and kidney problems that increase blood and urine calcium and oxalates can promote the tendency for stone formation. Other rarer conditions like rickets, hyperparathyroidism, and demineralization of bone may lead to stone formation.
  6. Obstruction and Infection- Due to stricture or enlarged prostate may cause stagnation of urine leading to stone formation. Chronic infection in the kidney may also allow stone formation around the debris in the urine.

In stone belts, where the disease is endemic, it is the hot dry climate and the high content of calcium in the hard water and in the food grown in the soil that leads to stone formation. In areas where this disease is not endemic, in most cases, no cause can be detected and it may be the tendency of the kidneys in the individual to form urine of high calcium or urate content. In some, it may be due to a period of negligence in the intake of adequate fluids worsened by excessive sweating.

Stones form due to many reasons
Common causes of the stone formation are:

  • Supersaturation of urine decreases intakes of water and or hot environmental conditions where there is the loss of body fluid in the atmosphere by perspiration, and in breathing.
  • Urine infection where crystals deposit themselves on and around the infection-causing organism and the stone grows over the period in the supersaturated urine.
  • Diet rich in oxalates, Uric acid, can increase the incidence of stone formation.
  • Functional or structural obstruction of the urinary system can precipitate the stone formation. Like Pelviureteric junction obstruction, Ectopic kidney, Horseshoe kidney.

The presentation of symptoms depends upon the location, size, and shape of the stone. Many times they are symptom-free. They are called silent stones. Common symptoms are as follows:

  1. Sudden, severe pain- starting in the flanks and moving towards groins. Typically, described as ureteric colic and loin to groin pain
  2. Nausea and Vomiting.
  3. Blood in Urine.
  4. Increased Urinary frequency.
  5. Burning sensation on passing urine.
  6. Infection in Urine.
  1. People who tend to form stones have certain factors in common.
  2. Those who stay in the hot environmental condition, such as tropical areas.
  3. Positive family history of the stone disease in first blood relation.
  4. Decreases fluid intake, which reduces urine output, and forms supersaturated urine.

Yes.  Water helps in flushing out the stones. But fortunately, not all stones, stones which are in the size range of 3-6 mm can be passed out with the increased intake of the water

If you find a stone, bring it to your doctor for analysis. The type of stone you have will determine the diet and prevention program your doctor recommends. You may need additional tests and X-rays in the future to ensure that new stones do not form.


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)
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)
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)


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