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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)(Dornier Machine, Ultrasound Based)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non-surgical technique for treating kidney stones and other types of stones that occur in the urinary tract. The procedure involves using high-energy shock waves to break the stones into small pieces that can be passed naturally through the urinary tract. The Dornier machine is a type of ESWL device that utilizes ultrasound to locate the stones and to focus the shock waves precisely onto the stones. This ensures that the stones are targeted precisely, minimizing any harm to the surrounding tissues. There are several benefits of using the Dornier machine for ESWL, such as its
  • Non-invasive nature.
  • Quick recovery time.
  • Effectiveness in breaking up stones of different sizes and compositions.
  • Low risk of complications such as bleeding, infection, or injury to the surrounding tissues.
  • It is Safe for most patients, including those with medical conditions that make other types of procedures more risky.
The ESWL procedure using the Dornier machine usually involves the following steps: preparation, anesthesia, treatment, and recovery. Before the procedure, imaging tests will be performed to locate the stones and determine the best location for the shock waves. Anesthesia may be administered to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. The treatment involves lying on a treatment table while the Dornier machine delivers high-energy shock waves to the stones, guided by ultrasound. After the procedure, patients are monitored for a short period to ensure that there are no complications. Mild discomfort or pain may be experienced in the side or back, but this typically improves within a few days. In summary, ESWL using a Dornier machine is a safe and effective option for treating kidney stones and other urinary tract stones. Patients are advised to speak with their doctor to determine if this procedure is suitable for them.