Non-contact lithotripsy - crushing of stones in the kidneys, ureter, bladder by ultrasound.

The urology department of the New Life Medical Clinic diagnoses and treats diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, modern non-invasive and effective treatment of urolithiasis. Remote ultrasonic lithotripsy (non-contact crushing of stones of the urinary system) is performed by highly qualified urologists on modern high-precision equipment.

Causes and symptoms of kidney stones

Urolithiasis (ICD) can progress imperceptibly for years, and most often manifests itself suddenly. Why does stone formation occur? The causes of stones in the organs of the urinary system include metabolic disorders, unhealthy diet and alcohol abuse, sedentary lifestyle, harmful working conditions, as well as hereditary predisposition. According to our long-term observations, about 40% of men and women aged 25-55 who applied for help with urological pathologies were found to have stones in the organs of the urinary system. Approximately half of these patients had stones up to 20 mm in size.

If even small stones are found in the kidneys and there are no painful sensations, you should not dissemble yourself that small stones are just small stones… Firstly, a pebble in the kidney grows like a pearl in a shell, so the question of the manifestation of pathology – it is the matter of time. Treatment in the early stages of KSD is much faster and more painless. And be sure after removing kidney stones, you need to think about eliminating their root cause. Secondly, it is small stones that, due to fast driving, shaking, heavy use of fluids or diuretic products or drugs, flow into the ureters and get stuck in them. That’s when the very painful symptoms of kidney stones appear. These symptoms of urolithiasis in men and women are exactly the same at any age: a stone stuck in the ureter prevents the outflow of urine from the kidney, the so-called (collective term) “renal colic” occurs: span>

  • persistent or intermittent pain in the region of the kidneys, “dagger pain” in the kidneys
  • partial or complete difficulty urinating and passing gases
  • feeling worse, chills, weakness and temperature 37-37.5 C
  • nausea and vomiting, urine with blood, urine with sediment and uncharacteristic fetid odor

How to get rid of kidney stones? Remote lithotripsy!

It is impossible to remove a stone from the kidney or bladder on your own at home and without the help of a urologist, because no medicinal herbs and drug treatment of urolithiasis can dissolve a kidney stone. Modern drugs can only act as prophylactic satellites of treatment, preventing the process of stone formation. To date, one of the effective methods, fast in terms of the procedure and rehabilitation is remote shock wave lithotripsy.

Non-contact lithotripsy is a modern low-traumatic method for the treatment of urolithiasis, in which stones are crushed in the kidneys, bladder and ureter of the patient without any surgical intervention at all. Lithotripter equipment generates an acoustic wave outside the patient’s body, which is focused directly on a calculus (stone) located in the kidney, ureter or bladder. The calculus itself and up to 5 mm of surrounding tissues fall directly into the impact zone. In this zone, the destruction of the stone occurs, while tissue damage does not occur.

When carrying out the procedure of remote non-contact lithotripsy, no incisions, punctures are required, as well as the introduction of special endoscopic instruments into the lumen of the urinary tract, which makes this treatment method non-traumatic and highly effective.

Kidney stones up to 15 mm and ureteral stones up to 10 mm are the maximum sizes at which non-contact crushing by ultrasound will be the best choice for this method of treating KSD. When choosing this technique, stones with the indicated sizes in 98% of cases can be crushed after the first session.

Big stones? Contact laser crushing!

Contact lithotripsy is one of the most effective ways to treat urolithiasis. The essence of the procedure is the introduction into the bladder and, if required further – into the ureter and pelvis of the kidney, an endoscope, which, by means of ultrasonic, laser or pneumatic action, crushes the stones in the urinary system.

The procedure is carried out without damage to the skin and other tissues, therefore it belongs to minimally invasive techniques. This achieves a high result: the stones in the urinary tract are crushed to small fragments, which are removed during this procedure. Recovery time 1-2 days.

Video
Non-surgical treatment of urolithiasis
Urologist, PhD: Rodion Fedorishin

How are kidney stones crushed with ultrasound?

Over the past decades, the procedure for removing stones from the kidneys, bladder and ureter has undergone significant changes and has become less invasive (less traumatic). This revolutionary transition was driven by the invention of lithotripters, which made possible extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. The principle of operation is based on the destruction of stones in the kidneys and ureter of a person by focused shock waves generated in water outside the patient’s body.

The destruction of the stone occurs in several stages: first, the dense frame of the stone is destroyed, then cracks are formed, penetrating deeper and deeper with each impulse, leading to the destruction of the stone into small fragments (sand and less). The shock wave passing through the patient’s body outside the focus zone, in which the stone is located, does not damage tissues and organs. Ultimately, the particle size of the stone does not exceed 0.5-1 mm, which allows them to independently and freely exit through the urinary system. The final exit of the fragmented stone from the bladder and kidney occurs in the next 6-12 hours.

Video
What is remote shock wave lithotripsy?
Urologist, PhD: Rodion Fedorishin

Our equipment

External shock wave lithotripsy​​​

Currently, one of the best devices for remote lithotripsy presented on the world market is Modulith SLK manufactured by Storz Medical (Switzerland). It is this device that is used to treat patients at the New Life Medical Clinic. Remote non-contact lithotripsy is performed under local anesthesia. Thanks to the coordinated work of the “urologist-anesthesiologist” team, crushing is performed in outpatient settings – hospitalization is not required. The procedure is so safe and minimally traumatic that the patient can leave the clinic independently after 2 hours, and start work or household chores after 6-8 hours.

For several years of successful work, we have helped hundreds of patients in Kyiv, Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine to get rid of stones.

Advantages of remote shock wave lithotripsy

  • Stone destruction without surgical intervention
  • No hospitalization after the procedure
  • High probability of success after one session
  • The cost of non-contact lithotripsy is cheaper than other methods
  • Short duration of the procedure
  • Short recovery period
  • Minimal probability of any complications
  • Maximum safety, non-traumatic

Preparation and conduct of shock wave lithotripsy

DETERMINATION OF INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT

An urologist determines indications and contraindications for remote lithotripsy

PREPARATORY STAGE

For lithotripsy to be effective, certain rules regarding diet and fluid intake must be followed before the procedure

PROCEDURE OF REMOTE LITHORIPSY

Anesthesiologists perform intravenous analgosedation or spinal analgesia. Crushing of stones is carried out on an outpatient basis - hospitalization is not required. Duration of stay in the clinic is up to 2 hours
Video
Preparation for shock wave lithotripsy
Urologist, PhD: Rodion Fedorishin

The main advantages of our clinic

COMPLEX APPROACH
COMPLEX APPROACH
A comprehensive examination of the genitourinary organs is carried out.
MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS
MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS
The clinical decision-making system provides for the selection of adequate treatment
MINIMALLY INVASIVE
MINIMALLY INVASIVE
Many diseases can be cured with minimally invasive interventions and procedures
EQUIPMENT
EQUIPMENT
Modern equipment and high-quality visualization are necessary for establishing a diagnosis and performing innovative treatment
Doctors
New Life
Doctor David Noga David Noga
Head of the clinic, surgeon
Work experience: 34 years
Doctor Igor Grynda Igor Grynda
Obstetrician-gynecologist
Work experience: 19 years
Doctor Liliya Kovalerenko Liliya Kovalerenko
Radiologist
Work experience: 14 years
Doctor Rodion Fedorishin Rodion Fedorishin
Urologist, Ph.D.
Work experience: 25 years
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SERVICE COST

New Life
Initial consultation of a urologist, Ph.D. (without lithotripsy)
UAH 600
Re-consultation of the doctor-urologist, Ph.D. (without lithotripsy)
UAH 500
Remote lithotripsy (the price includes examination and consultation of a urologist, ultrasound examination, local anesthesia)
from UAH 10.000
Remote lithotripsy, repeat session (the price includes examination and consultation of a urologist, ultrasound examination, local anesthesia)
UAH 3.500
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