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Laser Lithotripsy in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Laser Lithotripsy.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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About Laser Lithotripsy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is laser lithotripsy?

This is a medical procedure used to remove stones, from the ureter, kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract). It is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is considered safe and effective. It is recommended by your doctor when you suffer a large stone that cannot be passed through urine and especially after medications.


How is it done?

While the procedure is carried out you will be under local or general anesthesia. Laser lithotripsy is done by an urologist by inserting a scope into the urinary tract- through your urethra, bladder and up the ureter- to locate the stone. A laser light is directly emitted to the stone through an optical fiber which is inserted through the working channel of the scope. The laser fragments the kidney stones and any remaining pieces are washed out through the urinary tract. To ensure the kidney drains urine well after procedure, a ureteral stent may be left in place.


When to contact your doctor

You should call your doctor if:

  • You have severe pain that doesn’t go away with medication.
  • Severe pain when you urinate.
  • A fever over 100°F
  • You are unable to urinate within 6-8 hours after the procedure.
  • Urine is bright red after 48 hours.
  • Your urine smells bad or is pink and cloudy.
  • You do not get better as expected.

Recovery : Diet: You may resume your normal diet after the procedure. Drink lots of fluids so your urine is pale yellow or clear like. Activity: Get plenty of rest but feel free to do regular non-strenuous activities. Avoid vigorous sports and exercise for approximately a week. Medications: Your doctor may prescribe pain medication and/or antibiotics. Take any medication you are prescribed exactly as the doctor has recommended.

Risks : Stent pain may be experienced if a stent was put in. It can rub on the inside of the bladder causing an urge to urinate. Infection and bleeding may occur. Antibiotics and hydration resolve these. Ureteral injury is the most common complication of the procedure heals with prolonged stenting. Residual stones may remain in the kidney or ureter depending on the original stone size and location. Ureteral avulsion and stricture: Scar tissue in the ureter and dissociation of ureter from the kidney may occur during the procedure. However, this complication rarely occurs.

After care : Follow up: If you have a stent placed, you will need to return and have it removed after a few weeks. If the stone was large you may need more treatments. Be sure to go to all appointments. Hospital stay: This is usually an outpatient procedure. However, if the procedure becomes lengthy or difficult, you may require staying overnight at the hospital. Others: An urge to urinate and a burning feeling when you urinate. Blood may appear in your urine for 2-3 days. Urinate through the strainer you will be given by the doctor. Save any stones for your doctor. These will help determine the cause of your stones.

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