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Saint George Hospital - University Medical Center is equipped with the latest technology in lithotripsy (The top of the third generation machines). The Lithotripsy Unit which offers an alternative to surgery for the treatment of kidney stones. This up-to-date technology is one of the most important breakthroughs in terms of comfort and safety in the modern management of stone disease. It has become the first choice in management of stone disease.

This technique uses shock waves to disintegrate stones found in the kidney and urinary tract, allowing fragments to be passed out of the body with the urine. This non-invasive procedure uses little or no anesthesia and is performed on a flat, dry table top while watching TV.

Lithotripsy offers many advantages over surgical stone removal. With lithotripsy, there is an extreme reduction in complications and pain. The inconvenience and pain of a surgical incision are all avoided. Post-treatment complications are minimized, and recuperation time following the treatment is greatly reduced. Recuperation after Lithotripsy usually takes no time, only few days compared to the average of 3 to 6 weeks following surgery.

In addition to Lithotripsy, the unit is equipped with a complete Urodynamics setting which studies the function of the urinary bladder and sphincter mechanism. It is used as a diagnostic aid in cases of incontinence in people of all ages and in cases of lower urinary tract symptoms to differentiate between neurogenic and other causes. This is a minimally invasive technique.

For more information, please call the Lithotripsy Unit at Saint George Hospital - University Medical Center at +961 1 441525 - 1564 – 1576 - 1577.