Urology Services

Kidney Stones

Kidney or ureteral stones are a common, often painful, condition caused by materials in the urine that do not dissolve as they should and instead form crystals.  These crystals may lead to the development of stones or stone disease.  Diagnosis of kidney stones may include blood tests, urinalysis, imaging tests such as CT and, if necessary, analysis of the stone itself.

Most stones do not require surgical treatment, however it is possible that your stone will require surgical intervention.   Please click here to read about surgical management options.

For additional information, please:

Read "Preventing and Treating Kidney Stones"

Visit the Urology Care Foundation