A Kuwaiti medical team at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital has employed a new technique to dissolve stones in the kidney of an Asian patient.
The patient suffered severe pain in her right kidney due to stones, the biggest of which was two cm in size, the head of the Department of Urology at the hospital Dr. Adel Al-Hunayyan said in a press statement Saturday.
For the first time in Kuwait, the medical team used an advanced technique based on sound waves and laser to turn the stones into fine sand, reducing the operation time, and convalesce to a maximum of two days. The woman can be back to normal life in a week.
The patient was placed on her back to have the kidney and bladder telescope conducted at the same time, Al-Hunayyan said. The sound waves were used while making a kidney hole through a one-cm skin opening to lessen the use of X-ray, in addition to applying high-frequency laser to fragment the stones into fine sand in the shortest time possible.