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Kidney stone treatment

If you have kidney stones, it's important to investigate and treat them to prevent kidney damage occurring.

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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.

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Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £5,550 Included £5,550
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £5,750

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering Kidney stone treatment

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Mr Henry Andrews

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS, FRCSi, FRCS(Urol), FEBU, MBA

The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Tom Leslie

Consultant Urologist

MB ChB, BSc (Hons), D. PHIL, FRCS (Urol)

The Saxon Clinic

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Mr Guy Webster

Consultant Urologist

MB ChB , FRCS Ed , Eng , (Urol) , FEBU

The Cavell Hospital 3 more Hendon Hospital The Kings Oak Hospital The Saxon Clinic

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