Nowadays most of the PCNL is done by a relatively small hole called ‘Mini Perc’. It has advantage of less bleeding and better outcome.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (otherwise called PCNL, PNL, and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy) is the best treatment for extensive kidney stones, staghorn calculi, cystine stones, kidneys with various stones, and stones related with UPJ deterrent ( a sort of kidney outlet impediment). It is likewise utilized for patients who have attempted lithotripsy yet have an extensive stone weight. Dr Shailendra Goel, who is famous for kidney stone treatment in Noida, often suggest his patient go for this surgery because of its effectiveness.

PCNL has been turned out to be more fruitful and more affordable than ESWL (lithotripsy) for stones bigger than 2 cm. ESWL for expansive kidney stones regularly requires different rounds of lithotripsy, each requiring time off work and half a month to pass sections before the following round of treatment. Thus, despite the fact that PCNL requires an overnight stay at the hospital, the aggregate time off work and recoup is not as much as ESWL for treatment of these huge renal stones. In this way, it is viewed as the best treatment for bigger kidney stones.

What really occurs in the process of a percutaneous nephrolithotomy?

You will be taken to the operation theatre. General anaesthesia will be given. X-ray gear will be utilized to direct a little needle into your kidney, and a guide wire can be set into the kidney through the needle. Bigger tubes are passed through the wire, making away between the skin and the piece of the kidney alongside the stone. The doctor uses a nephroscope ( an insignificantly intrusive instrument like the ones utilized for laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery). Toward the finish of the strategy, a tight plastic tube, called a ureteral stent, will be put in the ureter, which is the tube inside your body that channels pee from the kidney to the bladder. This enables seepage of pee from the kidney while you to recoup from your surgery. Once in a while, a little tube is left in the kidney and a little access cut in your back. This is removed by the following day if there are no difficulties and all the stone has been ejected.