Kidney Shock Wave Lithotripsy
ESWL is a technique introduced in the early 1980s that has suffered a dramatic improvement in recent years; from the old equipment, where the patient was immersed in water to apply the treatment (classically known because of the bathtub), to the modern equipment, with great effectiveness and few adverse effects, allowing it to be an outpatient treatment in most cases.
Due to the safety and efficacy of this treatment, it can be used in most cases with few contraindications (pregnancy, vascular anomalies near the area to be treated, severe obesity…).
The procedure is carried out under sedation to avoid discomfort and facilitate treatment. Once the procedure has been carried out, the patient goes to a recovery room and, if no incidents are reported, they are discharged after a few hours for outpatient monitoring with a specific treatment.