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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
41 years experience
Quicker recovery: In the old days, we did open surgery for stones where we made an incision and removed the stone. You were typically in the hospital a few days and had... Read More
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
ESWL: Eswl does not require instruments to be inserted into your body. As a result, less anesthetic is usually required.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 27 years experience
Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When sh... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Minimize distress: Lithotripsy requires intubations through delicate and sensitive areas. These can be painful and there is enhanced pain from the inflammation of the k... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Shock waves : It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass out with the urine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: You receive intravenous sedation (and be glad that it's available!).
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Patel
Nephrology and Dialysis 20 years experience
Meds: before; flomax (tamsulosin) (or equivalent meds), may be an anxiolytic or non steroidal anti inflammatory pain medication. After: flomax (tamsu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Treatment of stones.: Lithotripsy is the process by which stones in the urinary tract are broken into small fragments. 'lithotripsy surgery' are procedures where small inst... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Lithotripsy: Lithptripsy is quite safe however damage may be seen in the corticomedullary region in relation to the vasculat tissue hence bllod in the urine after ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Same but more: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) is used to break up stones which are stuck somewhere, whether it be the kidney or the bile duct or elsewh... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Neither is Worse: Cancer is worse, car accidents are worse, strokes, heart attacks and dementia are worse. I assume doctors have done d;c for hundreds of years. With ... Read More
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