Kidney Cysts And Stones

kidney-cystsWhat are kidney stones (urinary calculi)?

High levels of some minerals, such as calcium and uric acid, in the urine are known to cause “stones” in the kidneys.

If you or someone you care about has ever had kidney stones, you know how painful this condition can be. Fortunately, the urology specialists at Urologist have advanced training and experience not only in treating kidney stones but also in preventing them.

Kidney stones wreck havoc with one’s life. They cause excruciating, stabbing pains in the upper back, abdomen, groin and testicles as they travel down the urinary tract. They may also stop the urine flow which can lead to infections and damage to the kidneys. If you have any of these symptoms, it may be a sign of a kidney stone in need of immediate attention.

• Vomiting

• Fever and chills

• Blood in the urine

• Urine that is cloudy or pyuric

• A burning sensation while urinating

• Extreme back or side pain that doesn’t go away

Our world-renowned kidney specialists are skilled at diagnosing and treating the following kidney diseases and conditions:

• Simple kidney cysts

• Kidney and ureter stones

• Polycystic kidney disease

• Benign and malignant tumors of the kidney and urinary tract

Fortunately, there are several treatment options for urinary stones, and they’re all available with us:

• Percutaneous kidney stone surgery

• Laser lithotripsy for kidney stones

• Laparoscopic surgery for kidney cysts

• Ureteroscopy for kidney stones and obstruction

• Laparoscopic removal of nonfunctioning kidneys

• Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones

• Endoscopic and laparoscopic treatment of ureteral & ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Patients are evaluated for both medical and dietary risk factors in stone formation through blood and urine studies. Based on this extensive metabolic evaluation, a unique treatment and prevention plan is designed for each patient.

We also deal with kidney cysts. If, on diagnosis, the cyst is deemed to be simple, additional evaluation is not needed. However, if the cyst is complex, it’s possible that regular evaluations need to be performed in order to assess the growth. It may come to require surgery for removal of the cyst or possibly, the whole kidney, if there is added risk of cancer.

Our team of award-winning urologists brings decades of experience to treating kidney stones. Contact us for more information at (561) 123-1234.