Operations for stone disease

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.

Pricing

Insertion / removal of stent in ureter

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £4,250 Included £4,250
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £4,450
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £4,250
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £4,450

Terms & Conditions

Treatment prices displayed are a guide for initial consultation, and a guide price for our fixed price packages which include pre-assessment, procedure and aftercare. Your Consultant will be able to discuss costs in greater detail at your consultation, after which a quote of your fixed price package will be provided [which is subject to results of any pre-assessment tests]. Prices can be subject to change.

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