Extracorporeal Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Relief)


Kidney stones develop when urine contains substances that readily form crystals including uric acid and calcium, and some people’s urine does not contain the other substances needed to prevent crystals from forming and sticking together as stones. Extracorporeal lithotripsy makes it easier for kidney stones to pass through your body.

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$18,370.00*

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Provider List

2900 12th Avenue North #160W
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 237-5400

When Procedure is Used

Cystoscopies are performed if there are concerning symptoms such as blood in your urine or recurring urinary tract infections. They are also used to diagnose and treat other conditions such as bladder cancer, stones, and inflammation. In men, a cystoscopy can also be used to diagnose an enlarged prostate.

The insertion of stents is done during a cystoscopy if there are kidney stones or other blockages preventing urine from leaving the kidneys.

During Procedure

After being given general anesthesia, the doctor will insert the cystoscope. Your bladder will be filled with a harmless contrast solution in order to give your doctor a better view, and this solution will likely make it feel as though you have to urinate. The doctor will examine your bladder and urethra, and small instruments can simultaneously be used to place stents in your ureters if necessary. Once the doctor has completed the examination and placed any stents, the cystoscope will be removed and you will be able to expel the contrast from your body.

Risks

The risk of complications is very low. However, potential risks might include

  • bleeding
  • infection
  • injury to surrounding tissues
  • frequent and/or urgent urination due to stents

Benefits

  • minimally invasive way to examine the bladder and urethra and diagnose problems
  • fewer complications from kidney stones

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