The Stone Center at Dauterive Hospital
Dauterive Hospital in conjunction with Legacy Medical Group and The Urology Clinic offers residents of New Iberia and surrounding areas suffering with kidney stones a more immediate solution to traditional treatment methods with our 24/7 lithotripsy center.
Previously, people with kidney stones had to wait up to two weeks for the lithotripsy machines shared by several hospitals in the Acadiana area to make a scheduled visit to a particular facility before treatment. Urologists typically prescribed pain medication to help patients manage the discomfort in the meantime.
Lithotripsy is a non-invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis. Lithotripsy uses shockwaves directed from outside the body to fragment stones inside the urinary tract. The stone to be treated is targeted with a real time X-ray. High-energy pressure waves are focused on the stone until it breaks into tiny particles, which can be passed naturally and painlessly in the urinary system.