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Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS)

RIRS Treatment in Delhi

RIRS Treatment for Kidney Stone In Delhi

RIRS Treatment in Delhi

RIRS also called Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is the latest in stone removal with the least intervention and is totally scarless.

Why RIRS is The Safest?

The safety and ease are due to the fact that natural urinary passage is used for complete stone retrieval.

The scope is different from other procedures as it is with flexible technology and therefore stone is reached in the intrarenal calyces without any cut or injury to the renal tissue.

How RIRS is Done?

This involves approaching the kidney stone using a viewing fiber optic endoscope and when this reaches the stone laser energy is passed through it which fragments the renal stone into sand-like particles and this is taken out through the same endoscope.

This procedure is done under spinal anesthesia in the majority of cases and as the procedure is performed through the urinary tract, no cut is given anywhere.

What Size of stones can be removed?

  • This outpatient procedure is mainly done for removing renal stones upto 18 mm.

Which Other Conditions are Suitable for RIRS?

Other indications include small inlet of kidney system, failed lithotripsy cases, renal tumours resection, best done for patients suffering with kidney stones, narrowing of the kidney outlet within and outside of it and kidney tumours.

This is a safe procedure in obese, children and other patients with cardiac disorders unfit for other procedures such as ESWL.

What are the Advantages of other Procedures?

The advantages of this procedure are due the fact that no incision or cut is given.

  • The recovery is quite fast as compared to other procedures and no pain is felt during or after the procedure.
  • Bleeding is very minimal and clearance of stone is well achieved.
  • Nowadays RIRS is seen as a safe option to treat renal calculi UPTO 18 MM and if patients have stones larger than 20mm diameter or have multiple small calculi, then either PCNL or MINIPCNL is the option.
  • This procedure requires a well-trained urologist and is one of the expensive options as it requires HOLMIUM LASER which is very costly.

Get To Know About Latest Kidney Stone Treatment in Urolife:

  • RIRS-Also called flexible ureteroscopy laser stone removal, this is the latest revolutionary, non-surgical intrarenal laser technology which is the fastest way of fragmenting and removing kidney stones up to 18mm anywhere in the kidney.
  • This technology has a higher cost due to high-grade holmium laser and hence the procedure incurs high cost.
  • This procedure is ideal for patients desiring same-day treatment without any cut and wants the fastest results.

Steps in RIRS Treatments:

  • A kidney stone is located through a camera in a flexible ureteroscope tip.
  • Stone is fragmented to fine dust with holmium laser energy.
  • Stone dust is removed with a topless basket.
  • Urinary tract cleared with flushing of clear fluid.
  • Treatment complete

RIRS Procedure Is Also Safe In Chronic Renal Failure Patients:

  • RIRS technique involves the urologist to perform stone fragmentation and removal by using laser inside the kidney without making an incision.
  • In this procedure a flexible ureteroscope is passed in the body through natural urinary passage and all types of kidney stones can be removed without any pain or complication. It has number of advantages over other procedures though it is expensive because of its high cost of high grade laser.
  • Patients can be discharged within 24 hours of the procedure.
  • Complications are minimal or nil.

Why Urolife stone hospital best for RIRS? 

  • Urolife hospital has affordable packages for RIRS treatment in Delhi.
  • Call Urolife 9990346046 for free teleconsultation and your quote.


Is RIRS safe?

RIRS surgery is a safe and effective procedure for the treatment of kidney stones in solitary kidney patients. RIRS surgery is completely safe. It does not affect your urinary system.

Is laser treatment for kidney stones painful?

Laser treatment is one of the most advanced technically treatments for kidney stones at the moment. It is the most common and painless treatment for kidney stones.

Why DJ stent is used?

The DJ stent is a small tube that is placed in the urinary bladder from the kidney. It is kept for about six weeks. This method is used as a temporary measure to protect the blocked kidney from damage.

What size of kidney stones requires surgery?

stones form both in kidneys and ureter and vary in sizes and numbers too. They can be small 3 to 5 mm to medium 12 mm to 14 mm or large more than 21 mm and more than one in number. Stones from 3 to 5 mm often pass with medication and water and larger size stones require surgery ."Surgery" in urology is to be interpreted as endoscopic, laser or by ESWL (soundwaves) more than 90 percent of cases do not require cut and other few need a procedure called as PCNL where a hole is made into the kidney. Open cut surgery is very rarely done these days and is done for very large 40 mm or more staghorn stones.

What should not eat in kidney stones?

If you know that you have kidney stones, then control the amount of protein in your food. In such a situation, avoid consuming too much fish and meat.

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