Passing a kidney stone is one of the most painful things a person can experience. In fact, passing a large stone can be as painful as childbirth!
Atlantic Urology Clinics offers same-day treatment for kidney stones to help you avoid the pain of passing a large stone on your own. And if you have a kidney stone stuck in a ureter, you can get relief faster with treatment on the same day.
One of the most common procedures used to treat kidney stones is shock wave lithotripsy (SWL). Pulses of shock waves are sent to the stone, which breaks it up into smaller pieces that can pass uneventfully.
SWL is a simple outpatient procedure and you may be given a mild sedative to help you relax.
There are certain situations and types of stones where SWL is not the best treatment and other options may be needed. Your urologist will help you determine if same-day SWL is right for you.
Don’t suffer from the pain of kidney stones any longer – schedule an appointment with a urologist today by calling 843-347-2450!