Our kidney stone specialists work with you to create a plan to manage and treat your stones. Whether or not you need surgery, patient education is an important part of our program.
Should my stone be removed?
Most stones do not require surgery. A variety of factors are considered when deciding if surgery is the best option. Decision making depends on where your stone is located:
How should my stone be removed?
At the HealthEast Kidney Stone Institute, we offer a complete range of treatment options. If you need surgery, we carefully explain your options - including advantages, disadvantages and success rates. Our specialists will guide you to choose the best treatment for your condition.
Our goal is to provide treatment that is successful in a single procedure, with the least possible discomfort. This helps you get back to your regular activities as quickly as possible.
The Kidney Stone Institute offers these treatments:
What are your success rates?
Success rates vary by treatment and no treatment for stones works 100% of the time.
Every patient wants to know - and absolutely should know - before their procedure, what the chance of success for their situation should be. It’s important to discuss this with your doctor. It’s also important to realize that any time a stone is broken, fragments and dust are generated and there is the possibility that some will be left behind.