Posted by NickD (18.104.22.168) on March 23, 2000 at 09:12:13:
In Reply to: Thanks to all you friends posted by Riccardo on March 22, 2000 at 15:30:41:
I swore I heard of a procedure where gall stones are broken up with ultra-sound waves, the patient is put under and set in a large tank of water, x-rays monitor the progress, gosh, this was some time ago, and was after my wife had hers removed, she had a long time in the hospital recovering from gall blader removal, think it was ten days back in 1975, a similar procedure was used for kidney stones, but the what the heck, those can be passed, a little painful perhaps, think the answer to avoid these is to drink plenty of liquids, like water, and stay away from high fatty and calcium foods. Something for you to look into, if I recall, the ultra-sound was out-patient, beats having that hose in your nose for seven days, can't even imagine that with clusters.
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