Atlanta, GA Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) in Atlanta costs $5,899 on average when you take the median of the 55 medical providers who perform Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) procedures in Atlanta, GA. There are 1 different types of Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) provided in Atlanta, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Atlanta providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal Surgery) Cost Average $3,700 - $10,000 Free Quote

Compare Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) Providers in Atlanta, GA

Facility City Type
Milton Hall Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Acute Care Hospital
Buckhead Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lawrenceville Surgery Center Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Crescent Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Cumming Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital - Cherokee Canton Acute Care Hospital
Roswell Surgery Center Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dekalb Medical Center - Hillandale Campus Lithonia Acute Care Hospital
Jasper Memorial Hospital Monticello Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center of Georgia Canton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton Rockdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Acute Care Hospital
Sylvan Grove Hospital Jackson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Resurgens Surgical Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwoods Surgery Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Georgia Surgical Center On Peachtree Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center Jonesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell Acute Care Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville Acute Care Hospital
Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
East West Surgery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
CPM Sugery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Forsyth Surgical Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Acute Care Hospital
Roderique Surgi-center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gwinnett Center for Outpatient Surgery Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center Sandy Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Marietta Surgical Center Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Specialty Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory-adventist Hospital Smyrna Acute Care Hospital
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Northside Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Mt Zion Morrow Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northlake Surgical Center Tucker Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Physicians' North Atlanta Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Acute Care Hospital
Perimeter Center for Outpatient Surgery Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Newnan Acute Care Hospital
Higgins General Hospital Bremen Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Warm Springs Medical Center Warm Springs Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Dennis Surgial Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northside Dunwoody Outpatient Surgery Center Dunwoody Ambulatory Surgical Center
Perlow Facility Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Henry Medical Center Stockbridge Acute Care Hospital
Rock Bridge Surgical Institute Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurus Surgical Conyers Ambulatory Surgical Center
Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville Acute Care Hospital
Eps Surgical Center Decatur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur Acute Care Hospital
Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spalding Regional Medical Center Griffin Acute Care Hospital

Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone) Surgery Introduction

The most common method of Kidney Stone Surgery Removal involves sending the shock waves through padded cushions on the table. An older and less commonly used method involves the patient being placed in a tub of water, with shock waves sent through the water. This usually requires general anesthesia (asleep, no pain), but you may go home the same day. While the vast majority of kidney stones are treated with ESWL, not all stones can be treated this way. Sometimes a laser is used if ESWL is not effective or you cannot have ESWL for some reason. When a laser is used, the doctor must use an endoscope, which is a tube introduced into the body, via the urinary tract, to get close to the stone. In the case of large kidney stones, the doctor may also access the stones from your back into your kidney, through a procedure called percutaneous lithotripsy. This method requires a hospital stay. Your doctor will decide which type of surgery is best for you.

Kidney Stone Surgery Patient Preparation

A complete physical examination is done, along with diagnostic tests and a test to determine the number, location, and size of the stone or stones. This test is called an intravenous pyelogram, or IVP. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. Arrangements may need to be made for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to expect during and after Kidney Stone Surgery (Lithotripsy)

The procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis and takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will lie down on an exam table on top of a soft, water-filled cushion. Since lithotripsy can cause mild discomfort, you will be given a mild sedative or painkiller before the procedure starts. The stones are located using x-ray or ultrasound equipment and then high-energy shock waves, also called sound waves, pass through your body to the area on the kidney stones. When this starts, you may feel a tapping sensation on your skin. The procedure is continued until the waves break the stones into tiny pieces. A stent may be placed in the ureter to help the stone fragments (gravel) pass.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to your home. If you had percutaneous lithotripsy, you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. Extra fluids will be stressed. Most patients have a lot of blood in their urine after the ESWL procedure. This is normal and should clear after several days to a week or so. Your physician may give you additional or alternate instructions, depending on your particular situation. Notify your physician to report any of the following: fever and/or chills; burning with urination; urinary frequency or urgency; or lower back pain.

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