Doctors in Hyderabad have removed up to 206 kidney stones from a 56-year-old patient after an hour-long keyhole surgery. Doctors said that the patient, a resident of Nalgonda, had been suffering from severe pain in the left flank for more than six months, which was exacerbated by the high temperatures in these summer months.
At the time of his admission to the hospital, the patient was on some medication suggested by a local doctor which provided him with short-term relief, but the pain continued to affect his daily routine and he was unable to perform his duties efficiently, they said.
Dr. Paula Navin Kumar, Consultant Urologist at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital, where the patient underwent the procedure, said that initial examinations and ultrasound scans revealed the presence of several left kidney stones (kidney stones on the left side), the same was reconfirmation with Tomography Kub.
He said, “The patient was advised and prepared for a keyhole surgery that lasted for one hour, during which all the stones were removed, which amounted to 206 in number,” adding that the patient recovered well after the operation, and was discharged from the hospital on the second day.
The doctor pointed out that extremely high temperatures during the summer may cause dehydration and lead to the formation of kidney stones in humans. As a cautionary measure, doctors recommend people to consume more water, and coconut water (if possible), to stay hydrated. It is also important for people to avoid or minimize travel in the hot sun, and not to consume carbonated drinks that would further dehydrate, they said.