Most kidney stones removed from a patient

Kidney Stones

Yes, you read it correctly. It’s 172155 kidney stones and it’s a Guinness World record.

Dr Ashish Rawandale Patil, a Urologist from Dhule, Maharastra did this surgery on 09 December 2009 and removed 172155 stones from a single kidney of patient Dhanraj Wadile. It was three-hours long operation through endoscopy.

Wadile, 45, running a betel shop in Shahada town and had been suffering from acute pain for over six months and had stopped eating and going to work. He had consulted many doctors and was also taking medicines for the pain before he approached Dr. Ashish.

Dr Patil said, “The surgery was complicated due to the number of kidney stones. It was difficult to remove so many stones from his kidney. These stones were anywhere between the size of 1mm to 2.5cm”.

Dr Ashish
Photo: Dr Ashish Rawandale-Patil, (right) – Dhanraj Wadile-left

Wadile felt relieved immediately after surgery. The stones removed comprised of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate and varied in size from one millimeter to 2.5 cms.

Dr Patil stated,”The possibility of leaving some stones behind was one of the risks as it could have jeopardized the surgery. Bigger stones had to be tackled individually. We also did a plastic surgery to widen the opening of the kidney.

After the surgery, the doctor faced another giant task of counting the stones.  They hired a diamond worker to count these kidney stones who joined along with doctors. It took over a month to count all the stones which are taken from the kidney. The world record feat was carried out at the Institute of Urology at Dhule, when Dr. Ashish performed the Herculean task of removing over a lakh stones from a single kidney of his patient, Dhanraj Wadile.

Dr Patil stated, “I then wrote to the Guinness World Records and they asked me to send the stones and related documents. They verified it and wrote back to me in October telling me that I have made a record”.


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