The department of urology in Gastro & Kidney Care Hospital offers a comprehensive urological service to diagnose and treat kidney stone disease, urological cancers, incontinence, paediatric urology, prostatic surgery and other urinary difficulties. The services offered are
• Comprehensive care for the urinary stone diseases
• Minimally Invasive surgery (Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery)
• Laparoscopic Donor nephrectomy
• Laser for prostatic surgery
• Video Urodynamics
• Paediatric urology
• Reconstructive urology
• Percutaneous renal surgery
• Intra-renal stone surgery by flexible scopes and laser lithotripsy
Comprehensive care for the urinary stone diseases
Stone disease is a very common problem all over the world. Approximately 60% of stone s can be managed by lithotripsy and rest of stones needs various endourological procedures to remove the stones without open surgery.
Minimally Invasive surgery (Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery)
Most of the urological surgery can be performed by keyhole surgery. Most of kidney surgery whether it is for benign disease or for cancer can be safely performed laparoscopically. In the same way many other urological cancer surgery like prostate cancer or ureteric cancer can also be done without cutting the abdomen. Gastro & Kidney Care Hospital offers all kinds of laparoscopic surgery for urological disease. Major advantage is less pain, small scar or no scar, early discharge and early return to work
Laparoscopic Donor nephrectomy
Now donor can donate one of the kidney to their loved on without much pain and discomfort. Even kidney retrieval incision is not seen and donor can go home in two to three days
Laser for prostatic surgery
Men after the age of 50 years suffer from urinary problems like going to toilet frequently, poor control of urine or difficulty of passing urine etc. It is because of enlargement of the prostate, which can be removed safely by endoscopic method. Apollo hospital now has facility to remove these glands by laser surgery.
The most advanced fully computerised video urodynamic machines at Gastro & Kidney Care Hospital which will diagnose all kinds of incontinence and difficulty in passing urine so as to enable the right treatment. This laboratory has well designed facilities for the entire range of studies including uroflownmetry, filling and voiding cystometry, urethral pressure profile studies (UPP) etc.
Children suffer from various urological problems, which needs investigations. Most of the problem again can be managed by endoscopic and laparoscopic methods
Many reconstructive urological surgeries like pyeloplasty, urethral stricture surgery, hypospedias surgery and other congenital disorder are reconstructed routinely. Some of these reconstructive surgeries are done by keyhole surgery
Percutaneous renal surgery
Here 1 cm hole is made in kidney to remove stones after breaking it into smaller pieces. There is a minimal pain and discomfort and patients can go home in 48 hours. Even bigger stones and stag horn stones can be safely managed with this modality. Some of the patients may also need help of lithotripsy to get complete stone removal.
Intra-renal stone surgery by flexible scopes and laser lithotripsy
Here flexible scopes are passed through the urethra (from where one passes urine) and stones are removed after breaking into smaller pieces by laser. Here again patients can be discharged within 24 to 48 hours.
All aspects of Endourology (surgery through a telescope, which does not require open procedures) including treatment of prostate (TURP), bladder cancers (TURBT), urethral strictures, kidney and ureteric stones (PCNL & URS) are available.
A method of treating kidney and ureteric stones without surgery, using the latest Dornier lithotriptor-Delta model. One of the best machines available for the purpose. Both x-ray & Ultrasound controls are available on this machine. The positioning, focussing and delivery of shock waves are all controlled by advanced computerized system with safety cut-offs to prevent damage by human error. Patients does not need any hospital stay and can go home same day.