Centers for Excellence: Kidney Stones
The term “Center of Excellence” in medicine is used to describe a dedicated focus on a specific diagnosis to provide comprehensive treatment options and excellent clinical outcomes. This includes specialized training, equipment and clinical pathways, which are essential to provide the best patient care.
Treatments and Procedures for Kidney Stones
- Shock Wave Lithotripsy
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Patient Education Articles
A kidney stone is a small mass that forms from crystallized substances in your kidney or, in some cases, one of your ureters (the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder). These chemicals aren’t able to dissolve in urine, so the crystals stick together and get larger, forming the stone.