Lithotripsy is a revolutionary method for removing the stones of the kidney, ureter and urinary bladder without surgery. It is a painless procedure of 45 minutes to an hour. Stones are broken down to powder form by sound waves and are expelled via the urine.
The positioning, focusing and delivery of shock waves are all controlled by advanced computerized system with safety cutoffs to prevent damage by human error.
The advantages of lithotripsy over surgery
Economical treatment Lithotripsy costs much less than what it costs in surgery. There is also no expenditure of hospital stay since none is required.
Free from hazards of surgery Lithotripsy is a safe method of kidney stone treatment. Surgery can have the following hazards:
– Damage to kidney due to incision. – Side effects of anaesthesia medicines.
No Blood transfusion required Since there is no incision or blood loss, patients do not need a blood transfusion.
No bed rest required after treatment People who get treatment by lithotripsy can resume their normal routine and do not require bed rest.
Best treatment for people who get repeated stone problem Lithotripsy is the best method for people who get the kidney stone problem repeatedly. Repeated surgery can be very harmful to the kidneys.