The experts in the UI Health Care Kidney Stone Clinic use the widest selection of the latest and most effective nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments available. We work with you to find the best option to remove your stones and relieve your pain.
But stone removal is only part of your care. We also want to help you prevent stones from returning so you don’t have to live through the pain again.
Comprehensive care: kidney stone removal and kidney stone prevention
Our goal is to improve your quality of life by stopping your pain now and preventing stones from forming in the future. If your care plan doesn’t include kidney stone prevention, you’re not getting the most comprehensive care available.
That’s why all of our surgeons are fellowship-trained in complex surgical and medical kidney stone management. They use a comprehensive approach designed to keep you stone-free long after your kidney stone has been removed.
Our surgeons are also actively involved in ongoing research, conducting scientific studies to help create better treatments and better approaches to the prevention of kidney stones.
Physicians across Iowa send their most complex patients to our clinic because they know we offer the most advanced treatments and the most comprehensive care.
Personalized care and treatment options
Kidney stones rarely require open surgery. Many patients can pass stones naturally.
If the stones cannot be passed and medical attention is required, we can often use less invasive procedures for stone removal.
Your comprehensive care is personalized to your specific condition and your goals. That includes:
- Education and counseling
- All of the latest surgical techniques available, including:
- Shockwave lithotripsy
- Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
- Urine testing to identify risk factors for future stone formation
- Individualized stone prevention plans that use dietary and medical therapies