Extracorporeal lithotripsy

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Tel. 04 75 70 30 00

Urology Department :
Secretariat : 0033 (0)4 75 70 81 49.

Out of opening hours :
Only in case of emergency : 0033 (0)4 75 70 80 90

Acquisition of a lithotripter

Lithotriteur dans la DrômeLa Parisière Private Hospital is happy to inform you that it has acquired an extracorporeal lithotripter for the treatment of calculi (stones).

This technique with shock wave treatment has proved considerably efficient and non-invasive for calculus disease of the urinary tract.

The urologists of our hospital are ready to help if you need any further information about the use of the lithotripter or how it works.

User-friendly and efficient

Painless treatment and maximal efficacy:

The hospital’s lithotripter “SONOLITH Praktis” is a state-of-the-art device from the EDAP-TECHNOMED French Company.

This device uses a very efficient technology which offers good treatment and little analgesia.

What does the patient do when lithotripsy has been prescribed?

Séance de lithrotitie

résultat du lithotriteur



Patients come one day before their intervention or early in the morning for outpatient services, and bring a recent radiograph (plain abdomen) with them. Before their intervention, patients make an appointment with the anaesthetist for a preoperative assessment (coagulation profile, blood type, CytoBacteriological Examination of the Urine (CBEU).

The calculus is located with radioscopy during the onset of treatment. Then, patients are followed up with radioscopy or echography. They lie on the back for kidney and lumbar ureteral lithiases, and on the stomach for lower ureteral lithiases.

The lithotripsy session starts with low power and the sedation level is adapted on patients’ request. The session can last from 30 to 45 minutes.

Patients are allowed to go home once the urologist has seen them. For outpatient services, patients must ask an accompanying person to come and take them back home.

Some patients can be treated in urgent care for ureteral calculi in order to relieve them of renal colic.

Clinical follow-up

During the days following the intervention, patients must not hesitate to contact their general practitioner if need be (in case of acute painful crises for example). They can go back to work 24 to 48 hours after the intervention.

Patients will have to see their urologist 3 weeks or 1 month after the intervention, and will bring a check-up radiograph to evaluate the final result of lithotripsy.

Depending on the result or in case of recurring calculus, patients will see their GP or urologist long after the treatment to make a metabolic assessment that will help to find the causes of the disease and take the right decisions so as to prevent any recurring event.

Subsequent urological or nephrological follow-up will be necessary if calculi do recur.

Extracorporeal lithotripsy

’Urology Departement :
Secretary : 0033 (0).75 70 81 49

Out of opening hours:
Only in case of emergency: 0033 (0)4 75 70 80 90

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