Kidney stone treatment

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

Terms & Conditions

This is a guide price for your consultation and treatment package. Your consultant will be able to discuss treatment options and costs with you (subject to your pre-assessment tests) so you are able to make an informed decision that's right for you. Not all consultants participate in the treatment package option as displayed above. The fixed cost will be confirmed in writing at time of booking your treatment. Prices can be subject to change. For more information please refer to our terms and conditions.

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