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Stone Center of Excellence


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Kidney stones cause excruciating pain as they move through your urinary tract and increase your risk of infection. The board-certified urologists at Urology Associates diagnose and treat kidney stones, relieving your pain and restoring your health.

The team at Urology Associates offers customized treatment plans for kidney stones to address your specific needs.

If you have small stones that don’t cause disruptive symptoms, your doctor might recommend drinking more water, using pain relievers like ibuprofen, or taking medicine to help relax the muscles in your ureters to allow the stone to pass easily.

However, if your stones are larger and your symptoms more severe, your doctor might suggest extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). ESWL uses sound waves to break up your kidney stones into smaller pieces that can pass through your urinary tract with fewer symptoms.

In severe cases, your doctor might recommend percutaneous nephrolithotomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the stone from your kidney or break it into smaller pieces.

If you are in pain and suspect kidney stones, call us to make an appointment for expert diagnosis and treatment.

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