Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Our ESWL unit was set up in 2009 and until recently was the only one of such in West Africa. ESWL is the use of high-energy shock waves to break down kidney stones into small crystals which can easily be passed out in urine. Multiple sessions may be required for some patients depending on the size of the stone. This procedure is done within a day and patients are able to go home within an hour post-surgery.