Lithotripsy

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A good offense against kidney stones

Sidelined with persistent fever, chills, back pain or other symptoms? They could be signs of kidney stones, which tend to develop between age 20 and 50 – especially in men with health factors like diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure. Lithotripsy at the Parkview Kidney Stone Center could be your offensive play of choice.

Lithotripsy Kidney Stone Therapy

If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort from kidney stones, your physician may refer you to the Parkview Kidney Stone Center for a procedure called lithotripsy.

Lithotripsy is a non-invasive method of breaking up kidney stones using a device that produces shock waves. The shock waves are generated outside the body by a lithotripter, and pass through the skin and body tissues until they hit the stones, which are much denser. The impact of the shock waves pulverizes the stones. The small particles pass through the urinary tract and are eliminated from the body in the urine.

Lithotripsy is performed as an outpatient procedure with anesthesia. Health conditions can affect whether or not you might be a candidate for this type of treatment. 

Read more about lithotripsy and the Parkview Kidney Stone Center.

The Parkview Kidney Stone Center is located inside the Premier Surgery Center at the Parkview Outpatient Center on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. Free parking is available at Entrance 3.  

Parkview Kidney Stone Center

Parkview Regional Medical Center campus
Parkview Outpatient Center, Suite 200
Entrance 3
11141 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

(260) 266-9070

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