Through the use of high-tech procedures, our urologists are able to reduce the length of stay for their patients.
Urology Services offered include:
Kidney Stone Removal (laser lithotripsy)
Prostate Surgery - traditional surgery and new minimally invasive surgery
Piedmont Stone Center currently provides extracorporeal shock wave mobile lithotripsy services to Northern Hospital of Surry County. Dr. Talluri Balaji and Dr. David Werle of Northern Medical Group - Urology, utilize this service for their patients.
The mobile lithotripter provides non-surgical treatment of kidney stones by using shock waves to break up the stones into very small fragments, allowing them to pass through the body naturally. Patients treated by lithotripsy recover more rapidly than with surgical treatment. The benefits of lithotripsy over the surgical removal of kidney stones, is the treatment of typically last only 30 to 90 minutes and an overnight stay in the hospital is not normally required. The recovery time is generally 1 to 3 days compared to surgery recovery times which can be as much as 4 to 6 weeks. Pain associated with this treatment is minimal.
For more information on the ESWL Mobile Lithotripsy Services, please contact Surry Urological Associates at 786-5144.