Centers & Services

Division of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

The division provides treatment mainly for urolithiasis and pancreatic calculi using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) equipment.

Management System

Yasutomo Nasu (Professor of New Center for Innovative Clinical Medicine) presides over the facility as Director. Koichiro Wada (Senior Assistant Professor) serves as the doctor in charge. For outpatient treatment of urolithiasis, doctors of urology are engaged in treatment three days a week (Mon, Wed, and Fri).

Management Policy

Placing outpatient treatment at the center, we practice minimally invasive and effective treatment rapidly. Divisions of Internal Medicine, Urology, and Radiology collaborate to provide treatment and to conduct detailed maintenance of the treatment room. We have organized a system enabling patients to receive treatment easily and smoothly.

Main Examinations and Medical Facilities

We have installed piezoelectric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy equipment, the Piezolith 3000 manufactured by Richard Wolf. The equipment enables the real-time observation of calculi by X-ray and the generation of shock waves responding to various conditions and has a high effect on calculus fragmentation. It adjusts the angle and strength of shock waves acceding to the patient’s condition and the nature and location of the calculus. Currently, we offer about 150 sessions a year. The operating rate can be increased further. Having crash carts and vital sign measuring equipment (e.g. blood pressure gauge) ready in the treatment room, we provide treatment assigning the utmost importance to safety.