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Understanding Nephrolithotomy:

Nephrolithotomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove kidney stones (renal calculi) that are too large to pass through the urinary tract naturally. This procedure is often recommended for patients with large or complex kidney stones that cannot be effectively treated with non-invasive methods such as medication or lithotripsy.

Indications for Surgery:

Nephrolithotomy may be recommended for patients with the following conditions:

  • Large Kidney Stones: Stones that are too large to pass spontaneously through the urinary tract and are causing significant pain, obstruction, or infection.
  • Complex Kidney Stones: Stones that are resistant to non-invasive treatments such as medication, lithotripsy, or ureteroscopy.
  • Kidney Stone Complications: Stones associated with complications such as urinary tract infections, kidney damage, or recurrent stone formation.

The Surgical Procedure:

At Neo TrueNorth, nephrolithotomy procedures are performed by our skilled urologists with a focus on patient safety and comfort:

  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia is typically administered to ensure patient comfort and unconsciousness during the procedure.
  • Incision: A surgical incision is made in the back or flank area to access the kidney and remove the stones.
  • Stone Removal: The urologist carefully locates and removes the kidney stones using specialized instruments and techniques, such as nephroscope or laparoscope.
  • Closure: The incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples, and a sterile dressing is applied to the surgical site to promote healing.

Postoperative Care:

Following nephrolithotomy surgery, patients receive comprehensive postoperative care and support:

  • Pain Management: Administration of pain medications to manage postoperative discomfort and promote comfort during the recovery period.
  • Fluid Management: Encouragement of increased fluid intake to help flush out remaining stone fragments and prevent stone recurrence.
  • Monitoring: Regular monitoring of kidney function and imaging studies to assess stone clearance and detect any complications.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress, assess stone recurrence risk, and address patient concerns.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Nephrolithotomy:

  • Expertise: Our board-certified urologists specialize in nephrolithotomy procedures, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique condition.
  • Advanced Technology: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and technology to ensure safe, effective, and successful nephrolithotomy procedures.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand the challenges associated with kidney stone treatment and provide compassionate care, support, and guidance throughout the treatment journey.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, delivering individualized care and addressing specific needs and concerns.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are committed to providing exceptional urological care and nephrolithotomy services to help you achieve relief from kidney stone-related symptoms and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our nephrolithotomy services.

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