Kidney Stone Management

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Kidney stones are one of the most common - and most painful - problems of the urinary tract. At Urologic Consultants our urologists offer men and women comprehensive treatment for Kidney Stones in our Philadelphia, East Norriton and Lansdale offices. The first symptom of Kidney Stones is usually extreme pain including possibly a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen.

Our urologists have many options to alleviate the pain caused by kidney stones.

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) uses sound waves to break up stones so the small particles can pass from the body. If stones are large or in a difficult location, our surgeons may remove them through procedures such as ureteroscopy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Our urologists work with patients' primary care physicians and other specialists to find the cause of the stones and prevent them from forming again. Often dietary changes are all that's needed. Medications may also be appropriate.