What is Lithotripsy?
Lithotripsy is a technique used to treat kidney stones. The urologist at FAITH Surgical Center can use extracorporeal shock waves to break the kidney stones into granular-size pieces so they can more easily pass out of the body. The patient may have the process done while lying on a water-filled soft cushion, which allows the waves to pass.
Benefits of Lithotripsy
Lithotripsy is a wonderful procedure used for the removal of kidney stones. Its primary benefit is that it is non-invasive, requiring no surgery with incisions. That makes this procedure a preferred method for many patients and urologists. Additional benefits of lithotripsy are:
- Reduced costs for hospitals stays
- Short recovery time
- Fewer complications
- Ability to continue normal activities quickly
- Less discomfort
Lithotripsy Care in Plano
FAITH Surgical Center works with some of the top urologists in the DFW area. We provide a high-tech facility for our urologists to perform the needed procedures. Our urologists and surgical staff are highly trained and experienced at lithotripsy procedures, and their offices in Plano enable them to serve the community and surrounding areas for lithotripsy services.
- Michael Wierschem, M.D. – Plano Urologist
- Joseph Padalino, M.D. – Plano Urologist