Stone Management

Stone disease is a painful and common condition that affects more than 5% of all adults in the US.1 It is estimated that nearly 2 million patients visit their doctors or local emergency rooms because of kidney stones every year.2 Larger stones may cause obstruction in the gallbladder, bile duct, kidney, ureter and bladder. If needed, lithotripsy or surgical techniques may be used for stones which do not pass through the bile duct, ureter or bladder on their own.

Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (EHL) is primarily used in endoscopic procedures to fragment large and difficult biliary (bile duct or gallbladder) and renal calculi (kidney, urinary, bladder) stones. EHL provides a treatment option for gastroenterologists and endourologists with expertise in endoscopic management of biliary and urinary calculi.

Sources:

  1. National Kidney Foundation [Internet]. A to Z Health Guide Kidney Stones. [Cited 2010 April 2013]
  2. Pearle MS, Calhoun EA, Curhan GC; Urologic Diseases of America Project

Urology Lithotripsy

Gastroenterology Lithotripsy

Fluid Management