Contraindications to Lithotripsy
There are several reasons why lithotripsy may not be safe.
*It is not safe to the fetus to treat a pregnant woman
*Patient size and stone location affect whether or not a stone can be treated by lithotripsy. Some patients may be too large to be effectively treated
*Stones must be within range and visible for successful ESWL
*Blood clotting must be normal at the time of treatment
*Please carefully read the medication and dietary supplement list below. Please review any intake with your referring physician.