MORE THAN 10 MILLION STONE-FREE PATIENTS IN 25 YEARS. WITH OVER 12.000 SWISS LITHOCLAST® DEVICES IN USE WORLDWIDE EMS HAS REVOLUTIONIZED RIGID ENDOSCOPIC LITHOTRIPSY
The Swiss LithoClast® principle is today’s most commonly used rigid endoscopic stone treatment method. Its proven safety and its high success rates make it also the most efficient and most cost-effective modality.*
Chosen by experts
Bodo E. Kndusen | MD, FRSC (C)
Director, OSU Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program
Associate Professor of Urology, Ohio State University
At the Ohio State University we have a very large kidney stones program... The Swiss LithoClast® is a highly versatile device that works equally well for both kidney and bladder stones. We also do a large volume of bladder stones and my preferred modality here is also the Swiss LithoClast® because it’s very efficient in clearing these large stones.
Glenn Preminger | MD, Prof. of Urology
Chief, Division of Urologic Surgery Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
At Duke University we perform between 250 to 300 percutaneous nephrolithotomies per year. We reserve PNL for the management of larger stones and this is where the Swiss LithoClast® is an ideal device that can be used to efficiently fragment and remove stones of all compositions.
Jorge Gutierrez | MD, Prof. of Urology
Director of Endourology and Stone Diseases Wake Forest School of Medicine
Wake Forest University is one the busiest academic institutions for treatment of kidney stones in United States. My personal preference for the treatment of kidney stones during percutaneous nephrolithotomy is the Swiss LithoClast®. The beauty of LithoClast® is that you can treat hard stones, soft stones or any type of stone, it is a highly efficient system to fragment and remove all type of kidney stones.
Rainer Hofmann | Univ. Prof. Dr. Med.
Professor and Chair,
Department of Urology and pediatric Urology Philipps-Universität Marburg
In Western Europe the Swiss LithoClast® has basically 3 indications: large calculi in the bladder, rigid ureteroscopy and, main indication, percutaneous stone surgery. It’s a very reliable and durable instrument, relatively inexpensive to purchase for the hospitals.
Best results - Best costs
Four hundred twenty one (421) published studies on the Swiss LithoClast® and pneumatic lithotripsy provide ample clinical evidence on efficiency and safety of the Swiss LithoClast® method
- Up to 95% stone free rate for ureteral stones using pneumatic lithotripsy1
- Up to 90% stone free rate for PNL procedures using combination lithotripsy1
- The highest tissue safety of all endoscopic lithotripters2
- Combination mode with the Swiss LithoClast® Master clears stones twice as fast as ultrasound-alone lithotripters3
- Pneumatic lithotripsy with the Swiss LithoClast® fragments stones on average faster than Holmium laser4
- A faster stone clearance with the Swiss LithoClast® results in a shorter operating time and substantial procedural cost saving