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Successful Kidney Stones Surgery in Mexico
Mexico has more than a dozen destinations specialized in medical tourism, where touristic providers join medical care of the highest quality to meet the fields of oncology, orthopedics, cardiology, general surgery, plastic surgery and gastroenterology.
One of the most successful procedure performed in Mexican clinics is the kidney stone surgery, thanks to the highly qualified doctors and nurses to provide care and service with worldwide quality through an extensive infrastructure with cutting-edge medical technology.
Surgery is rarely needed to treat kidney stones. Surgery is only needed when the kidney stone is very large, caused by an infection (staghorn calculi), blocking the flow of urine out of the kidney, or causing other problems like severe bleeding.
Surgery may be needed to remove a kidney stone if it:
How it is performed a kidney stone surgery?
Until 20 years ago, open surgery was necessary to remove a stone. The surgery required a recovery time of 4 to 6 weeks. Today, treatment for these stones is greatly improved, and many options do not require major open surgery and can be performed in an outpatient setting
Three main techniques for kidney stone treatment.*
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most frequently used procedure for the treatment of kidney stones. Works by focusing intense sound waves on the stone, causing the stone to shatter while minimizing the effect on surrounding tissue. The small pieces of stone then wash out of the kidney with normal urine flow, usually with little or no discomfort.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy is recommended to remove a stone, being often used when the stone is quite large or in a location that does not allow effective use of ESWL.
Ureteroscopy may be needed for mid- and lower-ureteral stones; no incision is made in this procedure. Instead, the surgeon passes a small fiberoptic instrument called a ureteroscope through the urethra and bladder into the ureter.
*The choice of technique depends upon multiple factors, including the size and type of stone, medications you may be taking, your other medical problems and patient preference.
Advantages of Kidney Stone Treatment
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Excellent success rate for most small- to medium-sized stones
Minimal postoperative discomfort
No incisions or invasive procedures
Easy and fast scheduling
Gold-standard for treatment for very large or complex stones
For patients with several smaller stones in one kidney.
Capable of clearing most stones completely with one procedure
Safe and effective
Excellent results for small- and medium-sized kidney stones
Versatility and capability of treating some stones that won’t break with SWL
Can be performed without stopping blood-thinning medication
Easy and fast scheduling
Price for Kidney Stone Surgical Procedure in Mexico
Medical checkups, preventive care, specialized surgery and the recovery process of our tourists, are promoted and monitored with warmth and professionalism of our service during your entire trip, making your stay comfortable and safe in our country, while saving a lot of money. For example, costs for kidney stone treatments start from $3,500 USD, while in USA the same treatment starts from $6,000 USD.
Destinations for Kidney Stone Surgery in Mexico
Medical Tourism with Care in Mexico
All our patients who have chosen medical treatment in Mexico acknowledged the same:
To complete the process in optimal conditions, Mexico has the best conditions for total recovery: different climates by region, with comfortable hotels, internationally recognized for their diversity and appeal.
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