206 kidney stones removed from 56-year-old man in one hour
Telengana: Doctors at the Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital in Hyderabad removed 206 kidney stones from a 56 year old man. The doctors had to perform a key-hole surgery which went on for an hour.
The patient has been identified as Veeramalla Ramalakshmaiah, a resident of Nalgonda. He was in severe pain in the left loin for over six months which got further aggravated due to rising temperatures in these summer months
However, the pain continued. Dr Poola Naveen Kumar, Senior Consultant Urologist at the hospital, said, “Initial investigations and an ultrasound scan revealed the presence of multiple left renal calculi (kidney stones on the left side), and the same was reconfirmed with CT Kub scan.”
The patient was then counselled and prepared for the surgery and during which, all the stones were successfully removed. Dr Naveen Kumar was given a hand of support by Dr Venu Manne, Consultant Urologist, Dr Mohan, Anesthesiologist, and other members of the nursing and support staff throughout the process. Mr. Veeramalla responded well to the surgery and was discharged from the hospital on the second day.
The doctors at the hospital mentioned that the soaring temperatures during summer have increased the number of cases of dehydration, which is a potential cause for the formation of kidney stones in the human body. Adding onto which they also advised that people should consume more fluids and always keep themselves hydrated.