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What is extracorporeal lithotripsy?

Lithotripsy is the procedure that is followed on a case-by-case basis to break the stone and eliminate it from the body.

Lithiasis is one of the most common diseases of the urinary system. Greater is its frequency in western countries due to the consumption of foods that support the creation of stones.

Stones can occur anywhere in the urinary system such as the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. Depending on where the stone appears, as well as its composition and size, your doctor will recommend lithotripsy

Lithotripsy is the procedure that is followed on a case-by-case basis to break the stone and eliminate it from the body.

There are several ways to deal with lithiasis.

Extracorporeal lithotripsy refers mainly to stones that appear in the kidneys, the ureters and the bladder and is the most modern method of treatment.

Its main strengths and the reasons that bring it first to the preference of doctors and patients in relation to alternative methods are that it is totally painless, no intrusive and it has no complications.

The procedure is fast because it usually does not exceed 1 hour and the patient’s recovery is immediate.

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