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Kidney stones treatment

If you have kidney stones, it's important to investigate and treat them to prevent kidney damage occurring.

Two thirds of kidney stones are found in men. Most typically it occurs between the ages of 30 and 60 years.  Stones are formed from natural constituents of urine, but other types of stone may occur in association with a variety of medical conditions, for example gout.  Once formed, the stones may give rise to back pain, infection or, if blocking the drainage of a kidney, sudden severe pain known as renal colic which may require emergency treatment.

It is important to investigate and treat stones as necessary to prevent kidney damage occurring.  Treatment over the years has been revolutionised by the introduction of new technologies and specialist expertise that has enabled stones to be removed without the need for painful surgery. 

Many stones can be disintegrated and dispersed by outpatient treatment which involves focusing acoustic energy onto the stone through the skin, a technique known as extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL).  This has removed the need for surgery altogether in many cases.  

Where this is not possible, under anaesthesia, stones in the kidneys or tubes draining them can be accessed with the latest fibreoptic instruments passed through the outside urinary opening (urethra) and broken up with laser energy. If kidney stones are too large for this type of treatment, they may be accessed and removed using instruments passed through a small puncture hole in the skin, again sparing the patient painful open surgery and enabling a rapid return to normal activities.

Insertion / removal of stent in ureter

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £4,634 Included £4,634
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £4,834

Specialists Offering Kidney stone treatment

Mr Maneesh Ghei

Consultant Urologist


BMI The Kings Oak Hospital 2 more BMI The Cavell Hospital BMI Hendon Hospital

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Prof Asif Raza

Consultant Urologist


BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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Mr Ahmad Almushatat

Consultant Urological Surgeon

FRCS (Urol) MSc (Med. Science) FRCS, Board Cert. in Urology, MBChB

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Raj Kucheria

Consultant Urological Surgeon


BMI Hendon Hospital 2 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The Cavell Hospital

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Mr Hassan Wazait

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MD, FRCS, FRCS (Urology), FEBU

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 3 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI Hendon Hospital BMI Syon Clinic

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Prof Ghulam Nabi

Consultant Urologist

MS, MD, MCh, FRCS (Urol)

BMI Dundee Outpatient Centre 1 more BMI Kings Park Hospital

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