Medical lithotripsy

What is lithotripsy?

Instructions for patients having lithotripsy:

  • Arrive 90 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to pick you up after your procedure.

Location of lithotripsy procedures:

Outpatient Urology Department – Lithotripsy Unit (basement level of main hospital)
Rockyview General Hospital
7007 14 Street SW, Calgary


  • Most patients will need intravenous medication during the procedure.
  • A nurse will call you approximately 2 weeks before your procedure to go over important instructions.
  • If you have not received a phone call 48 hours before your procedure, please call the Lithotripsy unit at (403) 943-3709.