Kidney Stone 101

Understanding your symptoms and treatment options
We aim to empower our patients with knowledge and confidence of what treatment option is right for you.
What is Lithotripsy?
Lithotripsy, from its original Latin, means to crush or pulverize stones. Research conducted during the 1970’s showed that shockwaves generated outside the body could pulverize stones inside the body, and in 1983 the FDA approved the first Lithotripter.

Extra corporeal (outside the body) Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) has since become the standard non-invasive practice for breaking up kidney and urethral stones.
How can NextMed help?
Nextmed partnered physicians work with NextMed technologists to perform your kidney stone treatment. Our innovative treatment protocols and technologies help to reduce complications post treatment giving patients the best possible outcomes and recovery.
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What are my Treatment Options?
When exploring kidney stone treatment options with your physician it is important to ask what treatments are available and least invasive. NextMed physicians offer the following variety of treatments:
ESWL (Least Invasive)
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Our powerful Stone Decision Engine will let you know in three easy steps.
Basic Demographics
Tell us a little bit about yourself (age, height, etc.).

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Stone Information
Tell us a little bit about your kidney stone size, location, and anesthesia preferences.
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Best Treatment Options
Our world-class algorithm will compare thousands of clinical studies to predict your success and complication rates for different treatment options.
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