Posts Categorized: Stones

EUREP teaching

Mr Somani – Selected tutor for Ureteroscopy (minimally invasive laser stone treatment) in EUREP and BAUS He is the ‘Hands on tutor (HOT)’ for ureteroscopy (URS) in the European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP) one of the European School of Urology (ESU) flagship teaching programme for 300 final year European urology residents. He is one… Read more »

ME AND MY OPERATION: Plagued by kidney stones? Now they can be smashed to bits in one go with a two-in-one op

Kidney stones can cause severe pain and infections. When they occur in both kidneys, they are usually treated in separate operations, weeks apart. Lorna Brown, 58, a senior A&E sister from Southampton, had a new procedure, as she tells DIANA PILKINGTON. THE PATIENT Kidney stones have been a pain for years, causing such bad infections… Read more »

Kidney expert’s dehydration warning

A surgeon from Southampton has stressed the dangers of dehydration as it has lead to thousands of cases of kidney stones. A leading surgeon from Southampton has warned that people inthe UK are “in denial” about the consequences of not drinking enough. Mr Bhaskar Somani, a surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, said the lack of… Read more »

Pioneering new treatment means medics can remove kidney stones from patients in just one procedure

Doctors may soon be able to remove kidney stones in one procedure Pioneering treatment aims to clear both organs during same operation Involves viewing and positioning stones, before breaking up with laser Traditionally, patients are forced to undergo two separate procedures ‘We have chance to make people stone-free in one sitting,’ says surgeon Study on… Read more »

Drink three litres of water a day or risk kidney stones warns expert as hospital admissions for renal conditions rise

Dehydration leading to 5 to 10 per cent annual increase Claims made by consultant surgeon Bhaskar Somani Kidney stone cases have almost doubled at his hospital Thousands of new cases of kidney stones every year are caused by ignorance or denial of the need to drink three litres of water a day, according to a… Read more »

Revolutionary treatment for kidney stones at Southampton General Hospital

SOUTHAMPTON patients suffering from kidney stones can now be stone-free after one treatment, thanks to the use of a revolutionary treatment. Bhaskar Somani, a consultant urological surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, is pioneering the use of a technique to clear both kidneys in the same procedure, rather than two. The bilateral simultaneous ureteroscope sees the surgeon using… Read more »

Southampton General Hospital surgeon warns of dehydration risks

Adults need to be made more aware of dehydration risks following an increase in kidney stone patients, a Hampshire surgeon has said. Bhaskar Somani from Southampton General Hospital, said people were “in denial” about the importance of drinking two to three litres of water a day. He said monthly kidney stone admissions to the hospital… Read more »

Kidney Stones

Consultant Urologist and Andrologist, Mr Rowland Rees answers these questions: What are Kidney Stones? What causes Kidney Stones? Who is more at risk – men or women or both? What are the signs and symptoms of Kidney Stones? How are varicose veins diagnosed and what treatments are available? What increases my risk for Kidney Stones?… Read more »