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Lithotripsy Center

  • Lithotripsy Center
Lithotripsy Center’s success is based on: new technologically advanced equipment, our specially trained personnel, and Hygeia Hospital’s excellent reputation.

Lithotripsy Center’s specially trained medical (trained urologists & technisians) and nursing personnel, offers complete diagnosis and treatment of patients with urinary tract stones. It is a minimally invasive procedure, without need for hospitalization, and patients can resume their normal life activities the same day.

Our Center offers a comfortable environment located at HYGEIA’s 2nd floor, where our staff is ready to assist patient and his relatives/escorts.


About the new lithotripter DLS II
It is the latest model from a series of consecutive Dornier generations. Based upon years of reputation, Dornier has evolved its electromagnetic shock wave source to the highest level of efficacy with minimal side effects and no pain; for this reason anesthesia is not needed. Both penetration and dynamic range are optimized, giving the opportunity for a faster and safer procedure. With this new model of lithotripter, exceptional results (up to 90-95%) can be achieved in a wide range of indications.

What are the advantages of our Center’s lithotripter?
Our Center’s lithotripter has important advantages compared to other equipment established in our country:
  • It does not require anesthesia.
  • No injury to the kidney or surrounding tissues is caused, because striking waves are targeted exactly on the stone, giving highest effectiveness in stone decomposition and minimal side effects.
  • Reduces duration of lithotripsy to half (30’-45΄minutes total).
  • Operation table may be tilted around its axes, facilitating the procedure. It can also be easily adjusted to perform other endoscopic procedures, such as urethro-cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous lithotripsy or intravenous pyelography. 
  • Can be integrated into hospital’s network via the DICOM 3.0 interface. Procedure can also be recorded and saved for a future use.

No need for surgical removal of urinary stones
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) has now been established in every country; for this reason, surgery, pain and long term hospital stay is no longer necessary. The procedure causes neither bleeding nor fever. Patients lie on the operation table and can view their lithotripsy process on a TV monitor.

How is it achieved?
Treatment with the new Dornier Lithotripter DLS II is achieved without anesthesia and literally no pain because striking waves are focused exactly on the stone, thus causing no discomfort all. The result is decomposition and shattering of stones in small pieces which are excreted by urine.

How long does the procedure lasts?
The whole procedure (lithotripsy and recovery) lasts for about 1-2 hours. Patients can return to their normal activities the same day.
2nd floor

Telephone
+ 30 210 686 7942
+30 210 686 7902