Cystolithotripsy (Laser)

//Cystolithotripsy (Laser)

Cystolithotripsy (Laser)

A urologist crushes and destroys symptomatic bladder stones with the help of   Cystolithotripsy laser procedure. In this procedure, no incision is done in the body and it is very effective and safe. The doctor advises patients to consume fibre-rich foods like wheat, legume and rice bran as part of after-care Cystolithotripsy plan.


For the crushing and removal of bladder stones, laser Cystolithotripsy is a minimally invasive procedure as opposed to open surgery. For the treatment of large bladder stones without injuring the urethral or causing excessive blood loss, it is a safe and effective procedure. The urologists in Kolkata can easily fragment large bladder stones, which turn hard and large and remove them.

As the holmium laser was introduced, the concept of Cystolithotripsy has undergone a remarkable evolution in the past decade. Newer technologies and minimally invasive procedures have come in place of open surgeries used earlier to remove the stones. As a result of this, the patient feels no pain, the removal of stubborn stones is easier and there is a fast recovery.

If there are symptoms like blood in the urine, lower abdominal pain, frequent urination, difficulty in urinating, chronic bladder infections and cloudy urine, these indicate that you have bladder stones. There are various factors, which act as the cause of bladder stones. Some of these are prostate gland enlargement, bladder inflammation, neurogenic bladder (damaged nerves) and small kidney stones that may travel to the bladder.

There may be certain tests and diagnosis, which can be done to determine if you have stones in the bladder. For the detection of bladder stones, the urology doctors in Kolkata prefer ultrasound technique. If the stones in the bladder are small, X-rays and computerized tomography are used to find them.


If your urologist advises you, stop your medications from at least 7-10 days before the surgery. As aspirins ad blood thinners may interfere with the surgery and your recovery, they are particularly not allowed.

The surgeons evaluate the sizes and shapes of the stone from your test results. Then they transfer you to the operating table and administer general and spinal anaesthesia. They insert a small cystoscope with a camera and light attached to one end through the urethra into the urinary bladder. They pluck and trap the stones from the inner walls of the bladder using a basket device and remove them. If some stones are large and it is not possible to remove them with the basket, they fragment the stones with laser rays emitting from an instrument placed inside the cystoscope. Then they remove the stone fragments from the bladder.