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Lithotripsy

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
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
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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
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
25 years experience Urology
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
ESWL: Eswl treatment is performed under sedation on an outpatient basis. There will be some mild post-procedure discomfort and some blood in the urine. P ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Mostly 48-72 hours.: It may take anywhere from 24 hours to seven days to feel normal. Most patients recover within 48-72 hours and can return to work.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You receive intravenous sedation (and be glad that it's available!).
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Patel
Dr. Jay Patel answered
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Meds: before; flomax (tamsulosin) (or equivalent meds), may be an anxiolytic or non steroidal anti inflammatory pain medication. After: flomax (tamsu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
18 years experience Urology
Thanks for asking!: Should not.

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