Lithotripsy is the process of fragmenting stones formed in the urinary track. The fragmented urinary stones can then be passed out along with the urine.
This section will discuss Intracorporeal lithotripsy where the fragmenting energy is generated within the body structures, Intracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ISWL), as opposed to Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) where the fragmenting energy is generated outside the body and then focused upon the stone.
Advances in Lithotripsy have made stone disease management more effective and less traumatic for patients by:
The Urology Center uses the VersaPulse PowerSuite holmium laser by Lumenis pictured above for the treatment of kidney stones.
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