Kidney Stone Management ESWL

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non-invasive treatment of kidney stones using an acoustic or sound wave. ESWL is the least invasive of the common place modalities for definitive stone treatment but provides a lower stone free rate than other more invasive treatment methods, such as PCNL or Ureteroscopic manipulation. It is a day care procedure with minimal complications.