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ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) in Asia

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

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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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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Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Urology in Rambam Health Care Campus is known for their use of the most advanced equipment and techniques from diagnosis to procedure and treatments.

Listed urologists:

Dr. David Kakiashvili

Urologic Oncologist

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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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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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Lithotripsy

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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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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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Chaophya Hospital

The Chaophya Hospital is a JCI accredited, tertiary private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been in operation since 1991. It has an international department which offers a comprehensive range of supporting services to foreign patients.

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4,300 - 4,900 US$

Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

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Dr. Suresh Kr Bajoria

Senior Consultant- Urology & Renal Transplantation

Dr. Arunava Choudhury

Visiting Sr Consultant & Professor - Urology and General Surgery

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Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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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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