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Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy is a non-invasive medical procedure used to break down kidney stones, also known as renal calculi or nephrolithiasis, into smaller fragments. This innovative treatment has revolutionized the management of kidney stones, offering patients a less invasive and more effective alternative to traditional surgical procedures. In this article, we will delve into the details of lithotripsy, including its types, procedure, benefits, and potential risks.

Types of Lithotripsy:

➢ Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
➢ Intracorporeal Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy has emerged as a groundbreaking technique in the treatment of kidney stones, offering patients a less invasive and highly effective way to manage this painful condition. While it is essential to discuss the procedure’s risks and benefits with a healthcare provider, lithotripsy has significantly improved the quality of life for many individuals suffering from kidney stones, allowing them to return to their daily routines with minimal disruption.