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Lithotripsy

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses sound waves to break up the stone into small pieces that can be passed in the urine.

Lithotripsy comes from the Greek word meaning "stone fragmentation."

Our Storz Modulith® SLX-F2 Lithotripsy Shock Head and table provide the best option for treating kidney and ureteral stones. An independent study presented at the 95th annual American Urological Association proved the Storz shock wave source to be the most efficient. It is the most powerful system on the market and provides the widest range of power levels giving the treating physician more flexibility in the treatment of renal stones based on the size and hardness. Patients experience less postoperative pain as compared to other systems with smaller therapy heads. The Modulith SLX-F2 is rated up to 500 pounds and easily accommodates our patient's needs.