Learn About Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)
One of the advanced treatment options that you can find at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is lithotripsy treatment, a procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones that form in the kidneys or ureters.
How SWL Helps
SWL is generally used to remove kidney stones that are causing bleeding, pain, urinary tract infections or damage to your kidney. Through the use of lithotripsy, the broken up kidney stone can be passed naturally through the urinary system.
SWL is a noninvasive technique performed from outside the body. Generally, some form of anesthesia is used to help keep your body still and reduce discomfort. It’s typically performed on an outpatient basis.
You can find relief from the pain of a kidney stone with help from the board-certified urologists at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. To learn more about this procedure or schedule an appointment, call us at (877) 274-0339 today.