Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses extracorporeal shock waves to break up and remove kidney stones that cause pain, urinary tract infections, bleeding or harm to the kidney. It is a commonly used procedure for treating kidney stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter (the tube that carries urine from your kidneys to your bladder). After the procedure, tiny pieces of stone pass out of your body in your urine. Your doctor can explain procedure guidelines and possible complication. Patients are in recovery for about two hours before being released.
Lithotripsy is performed in the surgery department, which is located on FMC’s first floor. Contact your physician’s office at (740) 687-8686 to schedule this procedure.