percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Q | what is a PCNL?

A | PCNL ProcedurePercutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a preferred treatment for large stones within the kidney using keyhole surgery. PCNL is offered in the following circumstances:

  • Large stones present in the kidney
  • Abnormal anatomy of the kidney
  • Stones inaccessible using normal endoscopic (telescopic) methods
  • Stones resistant to shock wave lithotripsy treatment