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FAQs of the Keystone Kidney Center

What are Kidney Stones?
A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals. One or more stones can be in the kidney or ureter at the same time. Read more about Kidney Stones.

Can Kidney Stones Cause Problems Other Than Pain?
Yes. By blocking the flow of urine from the kidney, stones can sometimes lead to acute or chronic infection that can damage the kidney. Obstruction alone can lead to kidney damage and ultimately, kidney failure. Read more about Kidney Stones.

What is Lithotripsy?
Lithotripsy is the treatment of choice for breaking kidney stones caused by the accumulation of minerals in the kidney. Read more about Lithotripsy.

What Else Should I Know About the Lithotripsy Procedure?
Review the following forms:
- Special Instructions Concerning Medications and Supplements
- Bowel Preparation for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
- Pre-Treatment Instructions
- Patient Discharge Instructions
- Instructions for Post ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) Positioning

Where is the Lithotripsy performed?
Lithotripsy is performed at our Willow Grove location, click for address and directions, and at any of our physician affiliated locations, located throughout Southeastern PA. Visit our Physician Directory to find an affiliated physician near you.

What Insurance Plans Are Accepted?
Most insurance plans are accepted. Read more about our billing and insurance policies.

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