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ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) in India

Hospitals and medical centers in India performing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL).
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Gleneagles Global Hospitals

At the Institute of Urology you will find the best urologists in the country offering comprehensive urology services to diagnose and treat kidney stone disease and urinary tract difficulties. Equipped with direct lithotripter for ESWL for kidney, ureteric calculi and laser for stone diseases.

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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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Fortis Vasant Kunj

Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.

Listed urologist:

Dr. Anant Kumar

General Nephrology, Kidney Transplant, General Urology, Urological Surgery

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Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Like many health conditions, people suffer from a wide range of urological disorders that are prevalent in men and women across various age groups. These conditions not only affect the urine output of the individual but also affect the renal functioning, and reproductive function in men.

Listed urologist:

Dr. Mahendra Jain

Consultant - Urology and Andrology

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Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

The department of Nephrology and Urology provide care in all aspects of Nephrology and Urology. Kidney biopsies, Critical care nephrology, Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis are some of the areas we specialize in.

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Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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Apollo Hospital Chennai

The centres provide complete care in Urology for diseases including congenital disorders, stone disease, urological cancers, incontinence, infertility, erectile dysfunction etc.

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Fortis Hospital Noida

Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.

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Dr. Manoj Singhal

Critical care in Nephrology, Hemodialysis & Home PD, Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Mrigank Shekhar Jha

Andrology, Sexual Dysfunction, Male infertility, Urological Surgery & Endourology, Kidney Transplant

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The Apollo Clinic

One of the most comprehensive clinics in Bangalore, offering a wide range of medical services, dental services and pharmacy.

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Fortis Mohali Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.

Listed urologist:

Dr. A.S Bawa

Director, 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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