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What is ESWL?

Extra-corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy or ESWL is a non-invasive (non-surgical) procedure that is performed by a urologist. It is generally performed as an outpatient procedure although a few patients require hospitalization due to patient’s preference or certain medical conditions. Kidney stones are pulverized into smaller fragments enabling the patient to freely pass them out through his urine.

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