Centers of 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
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Patient Education Articles

Illustration of kidneys with a kidney stone

Kidney Stones

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.

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Pregnancy and Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can be a particular challenge for pregnant women. The way stones are diagnosed and treated may need to be adjusted during pregnancy for the safety of the mother and her baby.

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