Kidney & Urological Services
Our Advanced Kidney Stone Treatments
We primarily provide three treatments for kidney stones:
- Extra Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
- Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
ESWL is an outpatient procedure that is completely non-invasive. It utilizes
precisely placed shockwaves in order to break up kidney stones while the
patient is fast asleep. Afterwards, patients can go home.
Endourology uses a scope and a laser to break up kidney stones directly.
The procedure involves passing a scope through the bladder into the kidney
(cystoscopy), or through the ureter (ureteroscopy). Like with ESWL, patients
are normally asleep for the procedure and discharged the same day.
Our latest treatment, Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate, uses
lasers to treat the non-cancerous growth of the prostate (also known as
benign prostate hypertrophy).
For more information on Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's Kidney
& Urological Services, please call