A very effective, safe and less invasive procedure to treat kidney, ureter and bladder stones is Laser Lithotripsy. It is one using laser light directed by an optical fibre which emits holmium or pulse dye. They can treat stones which are bigger in size (more than two centimeter).
How it is done?
When the kidney stones are not manageable even after medications, the urologist might suggest undergoing Laser Lithotripsy. In this method, a scope is used which works with the help of an ocular fibre through which the light waves are emitted and the hard deposits are bust into numerous pieces and then flushed out in the urine. The principle underlying the use of laser is that the thermal energy which is produced is high enough to fragment the deposits in spite of their chemical composition. The smaller stones are broke up easily but the larger ones which are tough, the center is parted first followed by the edges.
This method is done as an outpatient procedure and you might be given a local or general anesthesia depending upon the nature of problem and health. Very less incision is made in your body so much pain is avoided. The main advantage is that you can resume back to your normal routine within a day or two.
Your urologist may ask you to store the urine which will contain the bit of the hard deposits to find out the composition of it. This will help you to prevent the recurrence of the urinary stones in future. Based on the results about the contents of the deposits, the doctor would advise you to,