Overview

Overview

If you have had one or more painful kidney stones, you know how important preventing them is. Through blood tests and analysis of your urine, we can help determine the causes of your stone formation and provide a treatment plan to help prevent another episode.

Although surgery is an option for treatment, not all kidney stones require surgery, and we first consider observation and stone passage when appropriate. Our skilled surgeons may perform minimally invasive procedures such as cystolithopaxy, Holmium laser lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) or a ureteroscopy. Autotransplant surgical intervention is an option for patients experiencing chronic kidney pain in extreme or severe cases. 

We work with experts throughout Cleveland Clinic to evaluate and treat anyone who is predisposed to kidney stones, for example, those with gastrointestinal or metabolic disorders or who have had bariatric surgery. Our researchers are engaged in developing new devices and techniques with the goals of improving safety and reducing your discomfort.

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What We Treat

What We Treat

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