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Will lithotripsy procedure cause any damage to the kidney cells?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology
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In brief: Yes, but...

Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care.
Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life.

In brief: Yes, but...

Everything comes with a price; so is shockwae lithotripsy (eswl) or any act of medical care.
Experience confirmed the degree of damage is limited and usually not clinically significant within the recommended 2500-3000 shocks. Despite the consequence of rx, practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will surely help all willing persons to live a long life.
Dr. James Lin
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