What are kidney stones and how are they formed?
How do I know if I have kidney stones?
What treatments are available for kidney stones?
What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)?
Shockwaves, or high energy pressure waves, are produced outside the body by an electrical spark. The waves travel through water and also through the body without damaging living tissue. As they converge onto a hard kidney stone, the shockwaves break the stone into small particles that can be passed in the urine.
How long does the ESWL procedure take to complete?
How do I know if I am a candidate for ESWL?