Rare surgery at Starcare Hospital, 125 kidney stones removed

Roundup Tuesday 24/December/2019 13:29 PM
By: Times News Service
Rare surgery at Starcare Hospital, 125 kidney stones removed

Seeb: The ureter is a long thin tube which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. Imagine a blockage happens at the junction where the ureter attaches to the kidney. Ali now 27 years remained unaware of this condition until presented to Dr Deepak Nagarajan, Specialist Urologist at Starcare Hospital, Seeb. Mohammed complained of repeated attacks of pain on the right side of the stomach and subsequently was investigated to diagnose the cause of the pain. The JCI Accredited Starcare Hospital at Seeb arguably has the most competent team of physicians in the private sector in Oman and well supported by advanced diagnostic facilities.
The scientific investigations helped the Physicians led by Dr Deeapk, Urologist to confirm the obstruction in the ureter, medically referred to as PUJ Obstruction. As the ureter is a long tube and hence easy for the stones to accumulate in the tube. PUJ can be congenital (from birth) or acquired with growth. Dr Deepak and the team at Starcare used the opportunity to stress on the importance of consuming enough quantities of pure drinking water and water has no substitute whatsoever.
CT images revealed presence of multiple stones and surgery was inevitable. The diagnosis, process and procedure were explained to Mohammed and his family members. The surgery was fixed, and everything went on schedule. In a grueling 3 hour long clinical procedure, 125 stones were removed from the kidney of the patient. The number of stones had accumulated over the years and we believe it is the highest number of stones removed during Pyeloplasty in Oman. On a happier note, Mohammed has recovered well and continues to enjoy a normal life. Having successfully recovered from PUJ Surgery, Mohammed was among the many to recommend the hospital and the expertise of the Doctor. ‘I felt assured about the way the doctor explained the nature of my disease and also the future course of action. The friendly staff at Starcare helped me tide over the anxious moments. Thank You so much’
Urinary stones are a common problem in Oman. Starcare the leading premier healthcare provider in the sultanate, offers the best and most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for kidney stones which includes the latest Holmium Laser treatment, it’s a state-of-the-art technology. No incision. No scar, fast recovery, minimal or no blood loss, short hospital stay are the advantages. All types of kidney, ureter stones can be treated in negligible complications.
One of the most competitive and challenging specialties, Urology particularly deals with conditions of the urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Over the last two decades, there have been significant advancements in this branch of medicine stemmed by the rising occurrence of Urological abnormalities especially pertaining to men. Recent statistics suggest that more than two hundred and forty thousand men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and thirty-three thousand succumb to the disease. Much to the benefit of the patients, most of the urological conditions can be managed effectively with early detection and suitable intervention.
Starcare Hospital Urology Department devotes itself to helping with rapid, accurate diagnosis and immediate, effective treatment for a wide range of urological and genital problems. The department is staffed by consultants with specialized training in Laproscopic surgeries, Lithotripsy and management of common Urological problems. We focus on non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments so that we can give you the best possible results with the minimum amount of discomfort. Over half of all men are affected by prostate problems at some point in their lives, with illnesses ranging from enlarged prostates to prostatitis to prostate cancer. All of these disorders can be uncomfortable, painful and even life threatening. With a wide range of treatment options to cover all stages of disease, our urologists bring relief using drug therapy, minimally invasive treatment and surgery. We were among the First in Oman in the private health sector to offer Bipolar TURP, which is very safe and minimally invasive treatment for the prostate enlargement. A common disorder, kidney stones is now easier to diagnose and treat. Endoscopic and percutaneous removals are among the many options available at Starcare Hospital. Diagnostic techniques at the Urology Center include all routine & some specialized bladder radiographic analysis to view the bladder urinary system using CT scan & x-rays. Treatment follows to improve bladder control and help regain confidence.
Being Accredited with JCI Certification the Gold Standard for Excellence in Healthcare, Starcare offers an array of Specialties supported by a team of competent clinicians, cutting edge medical technology, world class Inpatient rooms and most importantly effective clinical practices.