What are some advantages of lithotripsy?

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 to recover from the incision. With eswl, you are normally treated as an outpatient and able to return to work in a couple of days.
ESWL. Eswl does not require instruments to be inserted into your body. As a result, less anesthetic is usually required.