Mobile Lithotripsy Unit to Serve Sentara Bayside
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Mobile Lithotripsy Unit to Serve Sentara Bayside 

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Virginia Beach, VA – June 15, 2009 – Anyone who has suffered a kidney stone has probably invented new words for pain. It can literally bring you to your knees.

Emergency treatment for kidney stones may involve pain killers and intravenous fluids, often in an emergency room. However, Lithotripsy is a very effective non-invasive solution for removing kidney stones from the body. It is also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and it uses radio waves to pulverize kidney stones into fragments as small as grains of sand that can pass from the body in the urine.

Sentara Healthcare now offers mobile Lithotripsy services at Sentara Bayside one day per week on Wednesdays. In addition, Urology of Virginia, a member practice of Sentara Medical Group, opened a new office at Sentara Bayside on June 1st to serve general urology patients.

“This is a community need we’ve identified and we are excited to offer these new services,” says Steve Porter, vice president and administrator of the Sentara Bayside and Sentara Princess Anne campuses. “We’ll be adding others as we decide how the Sentara Bayside campus can best serve our patients.”

The Urology of Virginia office will be staffed by highly experienced, board certified urologists including Drs. Jack Drucker, Joseph Konefal, Peter Kwong and Guillermo Mosquera.

Learn more about Sentara Urology services.

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