The extracorporeal lithotripsy method results in the fragmentation of upper urinary tract stones with a specialized shock wave bundle. Via a specific targeting procedure, the shock waves focus with great precision on the stone and thus ensure the fragmentation of the stone into pieces discharged into the urine without affecting the surrounding tissues.
The Centre of Extracorporeal Lithotripsy of Aretaeio Hospital, equipped with the newest kind of mechanical equipment and staffed with specialized medical and nursing staff, offers complete diagnosis and treatment of patients with urolithiasis. The whole process is bloodless, fast, completely painless, requires no hospitalization, and patients return directly to their normal activities.
“No more surgery” for the stones
Extracorporeal lithotripsy, now established in all the countries of the world, eliminates surgical incision, pain and long-term hospitalization.
The patient lies on the machine’s comfortable bed and can watch from a nearby camera the progress of lithotripsy and everything else is taken care of by the lithotripter with the help of the experienced personnel handling the machine.
Electro-Magnetic Type ESWL System
What are the advantages of our Centre’s lithotripter:
The lithotripter at our Centre has remarkable and significant advantages compared to other machines in our country, such as:
- not requiring local or general anesthesia
- not causing any problems with the kidney, the ureter and the other organs in general
- shortening the lithotripsy duration by half
- reducing the stress of the patient since it makes minimal noise
- being able to provide treatment for patients regardless of their body type
- providing the possibility of moving the table on its three axes to facilitate patients
The state-of-the-art electromagnetic lithotripter developed by GEMSS creates steady acoustic waves that accurately focus on the stone while ensuring the safety of the surrounding kidney parenchyma and the ureter as well as the comfort of patients so as to receive treatment painlessly and without unnecessary analgesia.
Safety and comfort during treatment
The state-of-the-art electromagnetic lithotripter has very high success rates. It provides stable working conditions that ensure the convenience of the operator as well as the comfort of the patient. It makes minimal noise that reduces psychological stress and speeds the treatment up. Therefore, it greatly reduces its duration. It assures the patient’s safety since any complications have rarely been reported.
Application and clear images for every body type
The imaging system of the lithotripter is equipped with a state-of-the-art camera (9” high-spec image intensifier, multi-focus system) and a radioscopy system that provide enhanced diagnostic clarity in the process of focusing on the stone and clear images even in obese patients or in unusual body types.
How long is the patient’s stay?
The whole procedure (lithotripsy and recovery) takes about 1 hour. Therefore, the patients can immediately go back to their regular daily activities.