All of my stones were broken up with a laser and air. I haven't had one done with the sound waves yet. My father in law has and said he felt soreness like a deep bruise for a few days and his was the size of a buck eye.
Passing the fragments is hard to say because it depends on how inflamed things are and how large the fragments are. I had to have a couple other procedures to remove pieces of the stones that wouldn't pass, but I can't pass anything 4mm or larger.
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09