Conditions & Treatments

Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small "stones." They can be as small as grains of sand or as large as golf balls. They may stay in the kidneys or travel out of the body through the urinary tract. The urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of the body. It is made up of the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder (the ureters). The urethra then leads the urine from the bladder out of the body. When a stone travels through a ureter, it may or may not cause pain and/or discomfort.

Treatment

All treatments, including Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL), Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy, Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and Medical Therapy.

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