Philadelphia, PA Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) Cost Comparison

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A Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) in Philadelphia costs $6,655 on average when you take the median of the 80 medical providers who perform Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) procedures in Philadelphia, PA. There are 1 different types of Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) provided in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 $4,100 - $11,300 Free Quote

Compare Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Removal) Providers in Philadelphia, PA

Facility City Type
Surgical Center of Burlington County Willingboro Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parkway Surgery Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Havertown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Centennial Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holy Redeemer Ambulatory Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wills Surgery Center In Wilmington Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Q Corp Surgery Center Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Springfield Ambulatory Surgery Center Flourtown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Voorhees Surgery Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trevose Specialty Care Surgical Center Fort Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Center of South Jersey Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Brinton Lake Glen Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center Huntingdon Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgical Center Voorhees Ambulatory Surgical Center
Red Lion Surgicenter Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doylestown Surgery Center Warrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Turks Head Surgery Center West Chester Ambulatory Surgical Center
Montgomery Surgery Center Lansdale Ambulatory Surgical Center
Vantage Surgery Center Medford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Union Hospital Elkton Acute Care Hospital
Abington Surgical Center Willow Grove Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Joseph's Hospital - Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riddle Memorial Hospital Media Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Ctr of the Main Line Wayne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center Meadowbrook Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center of Chester County Exton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Millennium Surgical Center Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Limestone Ambulatory Surgery Center Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lower Bucks Hospital Bristol Acute Care Hospital
Wills Surgery Center of the Northeast Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Burlington Novacare Burlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Frandford Hospital Frankford SPU Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barix Clinics of Pennsylvania Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown Acute Care Hospital
Crozer-chester Medical Center Upland Acute Care Hospital
South Jersey Surgical Center Mount Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of Salem County Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christiana Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Blue Bell Surgery Center Blue Bell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Wilmington Acute Care Hospital
The Chester County Hospital West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Jennersville Regional Hospital West Grove Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby Acute Care Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services, Cchs Short Procedure Unit Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ridley Crossings Surgical Center Crum Lynne Ambulatory Surgical Center
Phoenixville Hospital Phoenixville Acute Care Hospital
Main Line Surgery Center Bala Cynwyd Ambulatory Surgical Center
Upper Bay Surgery Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Short Procedure Unit Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center of Chery Hill Cherry Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Advanced Surgical Arts Wilmington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lifecare Hospitals of Chester County West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Paoli Hospital Paoli Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Glasgow Ambulatory Surgery Center Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Acute Care Hospital
Wills Surgery Center of Bucks County Warminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Philadelphia Surgi Center Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Midatlantic Stone Center Marlton Lithotripsy Surgery Center
Eagleville Hospital Eagleville Acute Care Hospital
Pottstown Surgical Center Pottstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Street Road Surgery Center Trevose Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees Voorhees Acute Care Hospital
Frankford Hospitals - Torresdale Campus Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Pennsylvania Hospital Phila Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Agnes Continuing Care Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Best Impression Surgical Center Norristown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
The Memorial Hospital of Salem County Salem Acute Care Hospital
The Sally Balin Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kensington Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Leonard Dzubow Ambulatory Surgical Center Media Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delmar Surgical Center Elkton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kennedy Surgical Center Sewell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Hospital Philadelphia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery Newark Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center Mount Holly Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paoli Surgery Center Paoli 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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