Stone Center

The Capitol Medical Center Stone Center uses the latest technology and preventive measures for stone recurrence. It envisions to provide comprehensive care for patients who have or are recovering from kidney stones. We offer complete medical and diagnostic services in one location. Our team collaborates to give patients the best options for non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment for stone diseases.


A kidney stone usually will not cause symptoms until it moves around within your kidney or passes into your ureters (tubes connecting the kidneys and the bladder). If it becomes lodged in the ureters, it may block the flow of urine and cause the kidney to swell and the ureter to spasm, which can be very painful. At this point, you may experience these signs and symptoms:

  • Severe pain that starts and stops suddenly in the flank area, and may radiate to the groin area
  • Abnormal urine color
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cloudy or odorous urine
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

ESWL is a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones which uses a high-intensity, focused acoustic pulse. Stones are broken up, fragmented, and pulverized by focused shock waves, enabling the patient to excrete the stone fragments spontaneously with the urine.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

PCNL is a minimally invasive procedure to remove stones from the kidney through a small puncture wound in the skin, minimizing big incision size, pain, blood loss, blood transfusion, and long hospitalization. It uses ultrasonic, pneumatic and laser lithotripsy to break the stones. The technique provides higher stone clearance for the patients.

Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS or Flexible Ureteroscopy)

RIRS is a procedure that introduces flexible ureteroscope through the urethra, urinary bladder, ureter and renal pelvis to visualize the stones. Laser procedure is applied to fragment and clear the stones within the urinary collecting system.


This is a type of surgery where small incisions are made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope can be placed to permit structures within the abdomen and pelvis to be visualized. A variety of probes and other instruments can be placed through these small incisions in the skin. Surgical procedures can be performed without the need for an open surgery.


To learn more, visit the Stone Center located at the Ground Floor, CMC 3 Bldg. (beside Security Bank) or call (02) 8372-38-25 to 44 local 3132.


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