Services and Facilities at RG Stone Urology Hospital in Kolkata
The urology doctor in Kolkata is regarded as one of the best urology doctors in India. RG Stone with a legacy of innovation and excellence provides care in all aspects of urology.
Laparoscopic Surgery in Kolkata:
Laparoscopy or diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical diagnostic modus operandi used to inspect the abdominal organs. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive, low-risk procedure that requires only small cuts. The doctors at RG Stone Kolkata use an instrument known as laparoscope to inspect the abdominal organs. A laparoscope is a thin and long tube equipped with a high-resolution camera along with a high-intensity light at the front. A small incision is made and the instrument is inserted into the abdominal wall. As the tube moves inside, the camera sends the pictures to a video monitor.
Laparoscopy allows the doctors to see the inside of your abdominal cavity in real-time, without open surgery. During this procedure, the doctor can also obtain biopsy samples for further tests.
Why is Laparoscopy Performed?
The main reason why laparoscopy is performed by our doctors is to diagnose and identify the source of abdominal pain. This procedure is generally performed when the non-invasive procedures are unable to help with the identification and diagnosis.
In most cases, the doctors at RG Stone Kolkata uses imaging techniques for diagnosing abdominal problems which include;
- MRI Scan – where magnets and radio waves are used to produce the images of the body
- CT Scan – a series of special x-rays are performed for producing cross-sectional images of the body
- Ultrasound – high-frequency sound waves are used to produce the images of the body
Laparoscopy is performed when the above-mentioned tests don’t provide the required information for a diagnosis. This procedure is also helpful in taking tissue samples or biopsy from a specific organ in the abdomen.
The Doctors recommend laparoscopy for examining the following organs -
- Reproductive organs or the pelvis
- Large and small intestine
Laparoscopy helps in detecting complications related to abdominal pain which include;
- Abdominal tumor
- Liver disease
- Fluid in the abdominal cavity
- Cancerous growth
- The effectiveness of certain treatments
Kidney stone treatment in Kolkata:
Renal calculi or kidney stones are solid crystals made of minerals and salts in the urine. Kidney stones are usually formed in the kidneys, however, they can originate anywhere along the urinary tract including urethra, bladder, and ureters.
The best urologist in Kolkata RG Stone states that the biggest risk factor for kidney stones is making less than 1 liter of urine every day. This is the main reason why kidney stones are common in premature infants with kidney problems. But, individuals aged 30-50 are more prone to developing kidney stones.
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Lithotripsy treatment in Kolkata:
There are different factors that can lead to the formation of kidney stones like;
- Diet rich in high levels of glucose, salts, and protein
- Inflammatory bowel disorders
- Certain medications like calcium-based antacids, anti-seizure drugs
Lithotripsy is the most preferred medical intervention when it comes to treating kidney diseases as it is the non-invasive medical procedure. And, RG Stone has highly specialised surgeons and medical staff to provide the best treatment options. However, this procedure is effective for treating small kidney stones. In lithotripsy, our doctors use concentrated shock waves to break down the stones so that it could be passed easily.
In case of small sized stones of less than 1.5 cm, this technique is used. The shock wave impulses (electromagnetic) from outside the body are given through a machine called ‘Lithotripter’ & focused onto the stone inside the body. The stone is broken into small pieces (1-2 mm) & dust (stone dust). The small broken pieces pass out in urine in next few days.
The institute has a large team of qualified, experienced and dedicated consultants, doctors, nurses and other para-medical staff belonging to all the concerned disciplines. This has greatly helped the institute to ensure that those engaged in treatments are fully conversant with latest procedures and innovations with the help of submitting various national and international papers, regular participation in conferences and workshops worldwide.