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Lithotripsy There are a number of procedures now available to treat kidney stones. Depending on the type, size and severity of the stones you have will determine just what kind of treatment works best for you. Click here for more information.
Cryo Ablation Ablation occurs in tissue that has been frozen by at least three mechanisms: (1) formation of ice crystals within cells thereby disrupting membranes, and interrupting cellular metabolism among other processes; (2) coagulation of blood thereby interrupting bloodflow to the tissue in turn causing ischemia and cell death; and (3) induction of apoptosis, the so-called programmed cell death cascade. Click here for more information.
Brachy Therapy Brachytherapy represents an effective treatment option for many types of cancer. Treatment results have demonstrated that the cancer cure rates of brachytherapy are either comparable to surgery and EBRT, or are improved when used in combination with these techniques. In addition, brachytherapy is associated with a low risk of serious adverse side effects. Click here for more information.
Laser Treatment A lithotripsy (lith-oh-trip-see) procedure is any approach that uses an instrument to break kidney stones into smaller parts. For the laser approach, a physician inserts a optical fiber often no bigger than a hair into the patients' ureter, drawing the fiber upward until it reaches the kidney stones. The laser is activated, and the energy burst causes the stone to break apart while leaving the ureter's tissue unharmed. Click here for more information.



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