Suita Tokushukai Hospital

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Machine

The Latest Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Machine

We have implemented the latest devices. Utilizing these devices, we treat kidney stones and urinary stones.

Who Tend to Develop Stones?

Males tend to develop urinary stones more frequently than females. Males 30 - 60 years old and females 50 - 60 years old tend to develop urinary stones more often.

The Method of Treating Urinary Stone, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

This is a method of treating urinary stone without surgery. A shock wave is applied from out side of the body to break the stone into smaller pieces without damaging muscles and other organs. The broken pieces of stones travel through the body to be excreted.

The broken sand-like stones will be naturally expelled with urine. There will be a little strain on the patient's body, however, a great therapeutic effect is expected.

We will use X-rays or ultrasound to aim the shock wave at the stone.

The stone may disappear by one treatment, however several series of treatments may be required in some cases.

About Devices

We have implemented the latest Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy machine.This device is the latest model from Dornier MedTech, the pioneer of ESWL machine supply.

The newly developed shock wave generator allows patients to feel less pain during the treatment. Moreover, the operation of focusing the stone have improved, thus, a faster and more effective treatment can be provided.

For more information regarding the examination, please feel free to ask one of our staff.

Characteristics of the Treatment

  1. There are no damages on the body.
  2. Duration of treatment is short; it is done in about 1 hour.
  3. Patients feel less pain. There is no need for anesthesia.
  4. There are almost no side effects and after effects.
  5. Patients can return to their normal daily life and work right after the treatment.
  6. It is a minimally invasive treatment. It is suitable for the cases of recurrence.
  7. This treatment is covered by health insurance.

Introducing Departments/Centers that Implement Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Machine

*The following departments/centers offer treatments and examinations with Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy Machine
The specialists whom are currently offering medical care are introduced on the home page of each department.