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ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL).

Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Dr. Loh Chit Sin

GreenLight Laser, Seeds Implantation

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

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Mr. Timothy Khor

Consultant Urologist

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KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.

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Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Dr. Fong Yan Kit

Laparoscopic urology and surgeries, endourology, management of urological cancer

Dr. Lim Kok Bin

Prostate diseases, voiding dysfunction, male infertility and sexual dysfunction

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National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Prof. Kesavan Esuvaranathan

Head & Senior Consultant

Dr. David Terrence Consigliere

Neuro-Urology and Urinary Incontinence

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Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

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Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

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Dr. Botz'uminsky Victor

General Urology

Prof. Amnon Zisman

Laparoscopy, Oncological Urology, General Urology

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About ESWL

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 Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)?
ESWL is a procedure to break stones that are found in the kidney, urinary bladder or ureters etc, by using shock waves. It is a non-invasive form of treatment for stone removal by using auditory pulse. The stones are fragmented into tiny parts and passed out of the urine from the body.

How is ESWL Performed?

  • The patient is required to lie down on a water filled cushion placed on an examination table.
  • A mild sedative and antibiotics will be given to the patient.
  • Ultrasound is used to view the accurate location of the stones.
  • Gel is spread on the patient's skin to enable proper contact with the lithotripter sensor.
  • Sound waves, which are high energy shock waves are passed through the patient's body, focusing exactly on each stone.
  • The waves reach the kidney stones and a light beating sensation is felt when this happens. The stones are broken into small bits with the help of the waves.
  • A drainage tube may be inserted into the kidney through the back. This is used to drain urine containing the tiny parts of stones from the kidney.
  • Commonly one kidney is treated per session.

How to Prepare for ESWL?
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions, such as heart disease or pregnancy.
  • The patient should avoid taking any solid or liquid food for 4 hours before the procedure.
  • If the patient needs to take medication, it may be taken with a small sip of water.
  • The patient's blood pressure and heart rate is measured and urine is tested before the procedure.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 45 minutes to 1 hour

Days admitted : ESWL is done as an outpatient procedure.

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the recovery room for about 2 hours after the procedure.
- Pain relieving medication may be prescribed for about 2 days after the procedure.
- Antibiotics may also the prescribed to reduce any chances of infection.
- Follow up appointment are scheduled before the patient is discharged.
- The patient can recover to perform normal activities after about 2 days.

Risks : - Pain and discomfort
- Blood in the urine when the stone fragments are passing out for approximately 3 days
- Bruises in the skin of the abdomen or groin
- Kidney infection
- Uterus blockage
- Damage to the kidneys
- Ulcer in the stomach or small intestine
- Stone fragments being left behind in the body

After care : - The patient should rest at home after the procedure.
- Pain medication should be taken according to the doctor’s instructions.
- The patient should drink plenty of water and clear liquids to help the kidney stones pass out of the urine.

The doctor should be contacted if the following symptoms of urinary tract infection are detected:

- Severe prolonged pain
- High fever
- Urine odor
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Increase of blood in the urine

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