Kidney stones are common - about one in 10 Australians will have kidney stones.
Bendigo Urology provide comprehensive care for patients with kidney stones at St John of God Hospital in Bendigo.
Acute Renal Colic
Kidney stones may cause severe pain (Acute Renal Colic) due if they pass into the ureter and block the kidney. Stones may pass spontaneously with analgesia, medication and fluids. But some stones are too big to pass, and surgery to remove the stone and relieve pain and obstruction.
If you have severe pain, you should call an Ambulance on 000 or attend your nearest Emergency Department.
Mr Stephen Lindsay accepts urgent referrals for patients with acute renal colic, however a referral from your GP or an Emergency Department doctor is required. There is no Emergency Department at St John of God Hospital in Bendigo.
Please call (03) 5442 6330 for all appointments.
Small ureteric stones usually pass spontaneously with no need for surgery.
• strong pain relief
Shock waves generated outside the body pass through the skin and into the kidney to break up stones in the kidney.
• day case procedure
Ureteroscopy and Pyeloureteroscopy
Telescopes can be passed through the bladder up into the ureter or kidney to remove stones.
• Small stones can be captured in a "basket" and removed
Percutaneous "keyhole" surgery is performed through a small incision in the flank. The telescope is passed directly into the kidney.
• Large stones in the kidney are broken up and removed in this way