Kidney Stone Treatment

The Endourology team of specialists uses minimally invasive techniques to treat kidney stones. In addition to removing these painful stones from the kidney, ureter and bladder, our dedicated team determines the cause of kidney stone development and works with the patient to prevent further episodes. Procedures performed include:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), which uses shock waves to break kidney stones into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract
  • Laser lithotripsy, which uses a small telescope and laser to break the kidney stone into tiny fragments that are then removed by “basket” extraction
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy – the surgical removal of stones through a hollow tube placed into the kidney