Retrograde Intra Renal Surgery (RIRS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for Kidney Stone Treatment and other conditions affecting the urinary tract. During RIRS, a small flexible scope is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder, and then up into the ureter and kidney. The scope allows the surgeon to visualize the inside of the kidney and locate the stone or other problem areas.
Approximately one in ten individuals will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their lives. 11% of men and 9% of women are at risk for developing kidney stones.
Kidney Stone Treatment in Kerala varies from drinking an adequate amount of water to surgery. Your doctor would suggest the level of treatment, depending on the size of the stones and symptoms. Two of the most common kidney stone surgeries in Kerala are Retrograde Interarenal Surgery (RIRS) and Mini Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (Mini PCNL). A brief description of RIRS is provided below.
Once the stone or problem area is located, the surgeon uses laser energy to break up the stone into smaller pieces, which can then be removed through the scope or passed naturally through the urine. RIRS is a safe and effective alternative to traditional open kidney stones surgeries and other urinary tract conditions, with a shorter recovery time and less risk of complications.
We at Cochin Urology offer the best kidney stone removal in Kerala by using cutting-edge technology and advanced training. In order to ensure a safe and efficient process, we have a team of highly experienced urologists and nurses. With the latest equipment and techniques, we ensure that our patients receive the highest quality kidney stone treatment and experience minimal discomfort.