Comparing ureteroscopy, shockwave lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy

Understanding what is the best option for treating your kidney stone can be difficult. In our new chart, we summarize the benefits and drawbacks of each surgical option. While it still won’t make the decision for you, it can help you to make an informed decision when talking to your urologist. For more detailed information and videos, see our treatment pages.

 

2 Responses to Comparing ureteroscopy, shockwave lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy

  1. Mohan says:

    Hi ALl,

    I have one large size stone of 33 mm in left kidney and 2 stones of 16mm and 6 mm in right kedney….

    i am concern about my left kidney…please suggest……both the kidney are normal and fine in size…

    Large Calculi, posibly staghorn seen in left renal mid and lower pole calyces the largest one measures 33 mm in size.

  2. carote white says:

    I had kidney failure & 8m stone ,was hospitalized for 2 days ,astent was put in 2 weeks later had lithotripsy .Now 2 weeks since lithotripsy I am in a lot of pain when I pee & very uncomfortable,scheduled to have stent removed tomorrow,& nothing can be worse than the pain I have now.

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