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Is ESWL usually successful?

Before you decide to have this treatment, you will learn more about what it involves and how effective it usually is.

This is the most common treatment method for kidney stones. It helps approximately 50% of the patients eliminate the stones within a month.

Like any other treatment option, ESWL’s success depends on a series of factors:

  • the stone’s composition
  • the stone’s position
  • the kidney’s anatomy
  • the patient’s BMI

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