Kidney Stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. The National Kidney Foundation reports that one in ten people will have a kidney stone over the course of their lifetime. Our Kidney Stone Clinic is staffed with Nephrology Associates physicians who have specialized in the systematic metabolic evaluation of kidney stones and treating the underlying causes. Their goal is to prevent or reduce the reoccurrence of existing stones.
Patients come to our clinic after they have been diagnosed by their urologist or primary care physician. If the stone needs to be removed surgically, a urologist will perform this procedure.
Kidney stones have a very high recurrence rate. It is estimated that approximately 60-80% of patients will form another stone within 10 years of the first episode. Removal of an existing stone does not prevent further stones from forming.