Kidney Stone Surgery Birmingham
Kidney stones form inside the kidney. They are really most commonly made up of a mixture of calcium along with oxalate, less commonly of uric acid or struvite. Small stones inside the kidney in many cases are entirely asymptomatic. If the stone moves into the ureter (narrow tube leading from kidney to bladder) then extreme pain (Renal colic) is definitely experienced. Stones could perhaps cause kidney damage along with infection.
Almost all small stones (<5mm) will pass through without having surgery becoming required. If the stone does not pass through or is larger then a surgical procedure is required.
There are various surgical procedures, the most appropriate is dependent upon stone size and location. Stones within the kidney could be dealt with by flexible ureteroscopy + LASER, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. At your appointment we shall discuss the most effective treatment for your particular circumstance.