Cystolithotripsy laser procedure targets symptomatic bladder stones by crushing and destroying them. The procedure is very effective and safe and there is no incision required to be done in the body. As part of after-care Cystolithotripsy plan, patients are advised to have fibre-rich foods like wheat, legume and rice bran.
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As opposed to an open surgery, laser Cystolithotripsy is a minimally invasive procedure used for the crushing and removal of bladder stones. It is safe and effective for treating large bladder stones without injuring the urethral or causing excessive blood loss. When bladder stones turn hard and large, laser rays help to fragment and remove them easily.
The concept of Cystolithotripsy has undergone a remarkable evolution in the past one decade with the introduction of holmium laser. Stones that were removed by open surgeries earlier got replaced with newer technologies and minimally invasive procedures. Due to this, it became easier to remove stubborn stones without causing any pain and ensuring quicker recovery.
Indications of bladder stones are in the form of blood in the urine, lower abdominal pain, pain and discomfort in the testicles and penis (only in men), frequent urination, difficulty in urinating, cloudy urine, chronic bladder infections and incomplete bladder emptying. As the situation worsens, urinary minerals and sediment collect to form bladder calculi.
Causes of bladder stones are linked to prostate gland enlargement, neurogenic bladder (damaged nerves), bladder inflammation, small kidney stones that may travel to the bladder and medical devices (bladder catheters, stents) if accidentally left inside. Certain tests and diagnosis determine if you have stones in the bladder. A thorough physical examination is likely to evaluate the size of your bladder and prostate since an enlarged size indicates bladder stones. Analysis of urine helps determine infections in the urinary tract caused by stones in the bladder.
Doctors prefer ultrasound technique to detect bladder stones by transmitting sound waves that bounces back after hitting the structures and organs of the body to create pictures. Other than this, X-rays and computerized tomography are effective for fnding small stones in the bladder.
If left untreated, bladder stones can result into complications. Although, doctors often recommend drinking a lot of water to help stones pass through urine, this is not an ideal technique since the condition may cause inability to urinate smoothly. Using laser Cystolithotripsy helps to remove any stone with maximum precision. You need some preparations before a laser Cystolithotripsy procedure.
An overnight stay at the hospital is required after the procedure. You are discharged on the next day with a prescription of oral antibiotics that should be taken for the next 4-5 days. The total recovery of Cystolithotripsy generally takes a week or more.
Adequate care should be taken after the surgery to ensure quicker recovery. Include salt in your diet to increase the quantity of calcium in your urine, and decrease sodium intake as much as possible. In addition, take more fibre-rich foods like wheat, legumes, rice bran that protect against kidney stones.