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Mobile Lithostar System

Located in the "stonebelt," Southside Virginia residents have a higher incidence of kidney stones than people in other areas. Our hospital offers an alternative to surgery for the treatment of kidney stones - lithotripsy. This state-of-the-art technology is hailed as one of the decade's most important medical breakthroughs in terms of both comfort and safety. The technique uses shock waves to disintegrate kidney stones, allowing fragments to pass out of the body with the urine. This noninvasive procedure uses little or not anesthesia and is performed on a flat, dry table top. Patients are often able to return to work the same day that the procedure is performed.