Most of us have two kidneys which are bean shaped organs of the size of our fist located in the middle of the abdomen towards the backbone. The major function of the kidneys is to purify the blood and maintain blood pressure. Whatever food we eat has many impurities and chemicals in it. The food is absorbed by the intestines and the impurities enter the blood alongwith the nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. This blood is then supposed to be supplied to all the cells of the body through the heart but needs to be purified of the impurities before this happens. The blood passes through the kidneys which retain the impurities within the kidneys and pass the clean blood. The impurities which are retained in the kidneys need to be flushed out with the use of water which we drink so that they can enter the urinary bladder and ultimately excreted out of the body with the urine. People who do not drink enough water cannot flush out the impurities from their kidneys which manifest in the form of stones. The pain of kidney stone is felt towards the back and can be quite severe. Ultrasound scan of the KUB region would be able to diagnose the presence of kidney stones and any kind of infection in the kidney due to these stones. This infection is called hydronephrosis.
If the kidney stones are smaller than 10 mm in size then they can be flushed out with the use of medicines and water. The patient is advised to drink lots of water and these medicines will produce urine with pressure which pushes the stones from the kidney into the ureter and further to the urinary bladder. Medicines which can break the stones into smaller pieces are also prescribed. However if the stones are big in size and are causing hydronephrosis then they must be removed through surgery. The surgeon will make three small holes in the skin to reach the kidneys and crush the stones into smaller pieces. These stones can be extricated using the surgical equipments and some smaller particles can be flushed out through urine. The surgery for removal of the kidney stones is called Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL). If kidney stones are not removed in time then the infection caused by them in the kidneys can result in kidney failure. The patient also has to bear significant pain from time to time due to the presence of stones in the kidney. A lot of people think that drinking beer can flush the kidney stones. This assumption is not entirely incorrect but the same effect is achieved without the use of alcohol by taking medicines which increase the urinary pressure.
Dr Subhash Khanna has long experience in the treatment of kidney stones both medically and surgically. The cost of treatment using medicines is almost negligible and the medicines are quite cheap and water is free. However if you prefer to consume beer then the costs might be close to Rs. 300 per day for two bottles of beer and by the time the kidney stones are flushed out you might start liking the intoxication of beer. It is therefore better to stick to the medical management rather than going to the pub for alcoholic management. The PCNL surgery costs in the range of Rs. 45,000 - 60,000 depending on the category of room chosen by you. The hospital stay is 1-2 days and some patients might require a DJ stent to be placed in their kidney during the surgery. This stent is removed 3-4 months after the surgery. Most of the insurance policies do not cover this surgery within the first two years of the policy. However if you are holding an insurance policy which has been provided by your company then the surgery is covered from day one. You also have to check the room rent eligibility in your insurance policy to make sure that you get the complete claim amount and there are no deductions. If you opt for a higher category room than what you are eligible for, then you may have to bear some expenses for your treatment.
Kalyani Hospital was the first superspecialty hospital of Gurgaon. During the last 2 decades, we had the privilege of serving the residents of Haryana as the ultimate referral centre. For patients of Road Traffic Accident, trauma, head injuries, fractures, heart attack, stroke and many other medical emergencies, Kalyani Hospital has been the beacon of hope. The trust of the patients in Kalyani Hospital has meant that the best doctors in the city got associated with our Hospital for providing the best in class medical treatments. Many hospitals have come up in Gurgaon in the last 15 years but the patient's trust earned by Kalyani Hospital remains unshaken.
Kalyani Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of our patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse. All our other departments like Gastroenterology, ENT, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy, Plastic Surgery, Intensive Care, Gynaecology and Obstetrics have the latest and most advanced medical equipments to achieve superior results for the patients.
Our Medical team is led by renowned General, Laparoscopic and Orthopedic Surgeon - Dr Subhash Khanna. In a career spanning over 40 years, Dr Khanna is known to the residents of Gurgaon for his surgical and administrative skills. Our team of doctors is a fine blend of young doctors who are trained in the latest medical technology and experienced senior consultants. The team of doctors is supported by well qualified and experienced nurses and paramedics. Special focus is given on upgradation of the knowledge and skills through regular training of the staff. The hospital offers quality medical services which are accredited by NABH.
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