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Laser Lithotripsy Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Laser Lithotripsy.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Selami Albayrak

Urology Specialist

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ziya Akbulut

Urology Specialist

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Dr. Juan Arocena Garcia

Head of The Urology Unit

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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About Laser Lithotripsy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is laser lithotripsy?

This is a medical procedure used to remove stones, from the ureter, kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract). It is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is considered safe and effective. It is recommended by your doctor when you suffer a large stone that cannot be passed through urine and especially after medications.


How is it done?

While the procedure is carried out you will be under local or general anesthesia. Laser lithotripsy is done by an urologist by inserting a scope into the urinary tract- through your urethra, bladder and up the ureter- to locate the stone. A laser light is directly emitted to the stone through an optical fiber which is inserted through the working channel of the scope. The laser fragments the kidney stones and any remaining pieces are washed out through the urinary tract. To ensure the kidney drains urine well after procedure, a ureteral stent may be left in place.


When to contact your doctor

You should call your doctor if:

  • You have severe pain that doesn’t go away with medication.
  • Severe pain when you urinate.
  • A fever over 100°F
  • You are unable to urinate within 6-8 hours after the procedure.
  • Urine is bright red after 48 hours.
  • Your urine smells bad or is pink and cloudy.
  • You do not get better as expected.

Recovery : Diet: You may resume your normal diet after the procedure. Drink lots of fluids so your urine is pale yellow or clear like. Activity: Get plenty of rest but feel free to do regular non-strenuous activities. Avoid vigorous sports and exercise for approximately a week. Medications: Your doctor may prescribe pain medication and/or antibiotics. Take any medication you are prescribed exactly as the doctor has recommended.

Risks : Stent pain may be experienced if a stent was put in. It can rub on the inside of the bladder causing an urge to urinate. Infection and bleeding may occur. Antibiotics and hydration resolve these. Ureteral injury is the most common complication of the procedure heals with prolonged stenting. Residual stones may remain in the kidney or ureter depending on the original stone size and location. Ureteral avulsion and stricture: Scar tissue in the ureter and dissociation of ureter from the kidney may occur during the procedure. However, this complication rarely occurs.

After care : Follow up: If you have a stent placed, you will need to return and have it removed after a few weeks. If the stone was large you may need more treatments. Be sure to go to all appointments. Hospital stay: This is usually an outpatient procedure. However, if the procedure becomes lengthy or difficult, you may require staying overnight at the hospital. Others: An urge to urinate and a burning feeling when you urinate. Blood may appear in your urine for 2-3 days. Urinate through the strainer you will be given by the doctor. Save any stones for your doctor. These will help determine the cause of your stones.

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