• The preferred centre of excellence for urological surgery
  • Our pracice is evidence-based, holistic, and patient-centered
  • Our strength is innovative, minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Our foremost concern is patient's benefit & outcome
  • Our aim is to cure, comfort and care
Dr. James Tan
Consultant Urologist and
Kidney Transplant Surgeon
Laparoscopic, Robotic & Cancer Surgeon
For Treatment, Call us at
+ 65 6735 0369
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses sound waves (also called shock waves) to break a stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass out from the body. After locating the position of the stone with X-rau or ultrasound, shockwaves are applied to 'shake' and fragment the stones. The stone usually is reduced to sand-like granules that can be passed in the patient's urine.

ESWL treatment can be used to treat urinary stones in the kidney and ureter. This procedure takes about 1 hour, and is often done as a Day Surgery or Outpatient Procedure. Intravenous analgesia is given to ensure a pain free experience. This procedure is very safe and causes no significant damage to the kidney. Large stones may require several ESWL treatments.

For Treatment, Call Us at
+ 65 6735 0369
Mount Elizabeth Medical #17-14,
3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228510
Tel: +65 6735 0369
Fax: +65 6735 1317
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