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Kidney stones are a common disease of the urinary system. In the past, all cases of large kidney stones were treated by open surgery (kidney stone operation) and by making a wide incision in the side or abdomen. In this method, patients complained of pain at the surgical incision site and complications such as hernia at the surgical site for several months. Fortunately, in the past few decades, with the development of methods such as stone breaking with sound waves for stones smaller than 2 cm and PCNL method for stones larger than 2 cm, most kidney stones can be treated easily and without wide side slits.

Today, PCNL is the golden treatment for large kidney stones and stones that do not respond to lithotripsy. In this method, I show how to do it step by step in the figure and according to the picture, you will get to know how to do it.

In what cases should PCNL be used to remove kidney stones?

Large kidney stones and antler stones

Stones above 1.5 cm in the pelvis.

Stones that do not respond to stone crushing.

Stones that block the connection between the ureter tube and the renal pelvis.

Post-discharge follow-up

24-hour, 72-hour after operation and one week after discharging Patient , follow-up is supported by IPD expert and patient online, 24-hour hotline, telegram, and WhatsApp if needed

Your detailed schedule after arrival in Iran

Day 1
Transfer from airport to hotel or suite or private home then holding the Welcome Dinner
Day 2
Transfer to hospital for pre-x-rays ,tests and physician consultation then transfer to residence
Day 3
Preparing the patient for PCNL,recovery,Transfer to the surgical ward, if necessary transfer to ICU
Day 4
Visit by a physician,Perform daily tests to monitor patient status,determine the right diet,consult with other relevant physicians if necessary
Day 5
Repeat doctor’s orders or change them if needed thenpatient to be monitored in hospital
Day 6
Transfer patient from hospital to residence and provide favorable conditions such as patient bed and monitoring to control the patient’s condition then the nurse will be sent to the patient’s home if needed
Day 7
The last visit is done by a physician, Informing patient of warning signs and training for post-discharge care,Accompanying the patient from the residence to the airport,Giving Kerman souvenir for memorable

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