San Diego, CA Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) in San Diego costs $8,756 on average when you take the median of the 40 medical providers who perform Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) procedures in San Diego, CA. There are 1 different types of Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) provided in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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 $5,400 - $14,900 Free Quote

Compare Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) Providers in San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Tri-city Medical Center Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Acute Care Hospital
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Bakersfield Lithotripsy San Diego Lithotripsy Surgery Center
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center

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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