Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure. Extracorporeal Lithotripsy. Shock Wave Lithotripsy is a non-invasive procedure and the most common treatment for kidney stones. Shock waves from outside the body are directed at a kidney stone causing the stone to fragment. Stones are broken into ‘stone dust’ or fragments that are small enough to pass in the urine. If USAe pieces remain, another treatment may need to be performed.
Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.