Lithotripsy and shockwave therapy

The London Lithotripter Centre at Cromwell Hospital provides extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT).

About lithotripsy and shockwave therapy

Based at Cromwell Hospital and operated by Impact Medical, the London Lithotripter Centre was established in 2003 as the only independent private lithotripsy service in central London. Today, we provide expert-led lithotripsy and shockwave therapy for a range of orthopaedic and urological conditions.

Situated within its own dedicated suite of rooms, our specialist team uses state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostics to ensure that patients receive the best possible care in a private and comfortable environment. A Wolf Piezolith 3000 is used for the treatment which, in a study by Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, was proved to be the most effective compared to a number of other models.

With a history of excellence and innovation, our expert team of specialist radiographers have over 150 years of combined experience, and have been responsible for key developments in the field of shockwave and the treatment of kidney stones.

The London Lithotripter Centre benefits from minimal wait times and clinicians do not require admitting rights to refer patients into the service, making it convenient and easy to access. 

Patients require a referral from a GP or consultant before they can access lithotripsy services.

Clinicians do not need Cromwell Hospital admitting rights to refer patients into the service.

For referring clinicians, please email patient referrals to

What is extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy?

Kevin Jones, Medical Services Director at Impact Medical, explains what extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is used for.

Conditions treated

We treat a number of conditions including:

  • kidney stones
  • soft tissue conditions such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and other tendinopathies
  • erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s disease

Patient feedback

  • 100% of patients found the clinic to be clean and tidy.
  • 100% of patients were provided with enough information prior to their treatment.
  • 97% of patients felt that the radiographer communicated with them throughout treatment.
  • 100% of patients felt that the staff were courteous, supportive and respectful of their needs.
  • 97% of patients felt that they were provided with enough info following their treatment about what to expect and who to contact if they have any questions.

Based on patient feedback between October 2022 – March 2023. 

Why choose the London Lithotripter Centre?

Paying for your treatment

We welcome both self-paying and insured patients.

Our locations


If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the London Lithotripter Centre at Cromwell Hospital.