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Kidney Stone Treatment Options -
Surgery

Kidney stone removal surgery is serious. It is resorted to in less than 5 percent of the kidney stone cases. During surgery the doctor actually opens up the kidney and physically takes out the offending stones. The surgery scar can be 5 to 10 inches long. Recovery from the surgery takes four to six weeks.

The most serious factor against such surgery is that a kidney can withstand being opened up by surgery only once or twice and still remain adequately functional. It is estimated that each time a surgeon cuts through the meat of a kidney it will lose 20 percent of its functionality.

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Latest update March 5, 2016