The Hospital Sanitas CIMA unveils the new Lithotripsy Unit for the non-invasive treatment of urolithiasis, the famous and bothersome kidney stones. This unit is made up of three specialists from the Urology department and offers the latest technology for the elimination of stones by external shock waves, which reduce them until turning them into powder which can be easily and painlessly ed.
Uriolithiasis is an extremely common pathology that 12% of the population will experience during the course of their lives. It is caused by the presence of calculi, or stones, in the kidneys, ureters and bladder.
People aged between 40 and 60 are particularly affected, as are those who have suffered an episode in the past. People who have suffered from lithiasis are 50% more likely to do so again in the future.
The Hospital Sanitas CIMA has expanded the Urology department with the creation of the Lithotripsy Unit, specialising in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of urolithiasis. The aim is to offer sufferers a comprehensive treatment that is faster, more efficient, and less invasive.
The latest technology is used for the elimination of stones by external shockwaves, which reduce them until turning them into powder with can be easily and painlessly ed.
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