Lithotripsy

North Kansas City Hospital offers lithotripsy, a safe and nonsurgical procedure for treating kidney stones. Lithotripsy uses sound waves to create vibrations that break the stones into pieces the size of sand that can be passed in your urine.

We partner with Mid America Kidney Stone Association. MAKSA staff performs lithotripsy on our campus every other Monday.

What to Expect

  • When you arrive for your procedure, check in on the 2nd Floor Main Hospital.
  • We’ll take an X-ray to pinpoint the exact location of the stone.
  • Right before the procedure, a nurse will give you a sedative to make you comfortable during the one-hour procedure.
  • Afterward, we’ll monitor you for about two hours.

For more information on lithotripsy at North Kansas City Hospital, call 816.691.1366

Kidney Stones

  • Lithotripsy