At the St. Jude Kidney Stone Center, our entire focus is diagnosing kidney stones quickly, treating them successfully, and preventing them from recurring.
Our experienced team includes board-certified urologists with specific expertise in nonsurgical and minimally-invasive treatment, as well as board-certified nephrologists who specialize in the causes and prevention of this painful condition. Our holistic, multidisciplinary approach also includes a nutritionist, who works hand-in-hand with patients on a personalized plan to help make their first kidney stone their last.
Because we offer the entire range of medical, surgical and nutritional therapies, our patients benefit from highly individualized care.
Our urologists are experts in less invasive and nonsurgical techniques, allowing many kidney stones to be treated as a simple outpatient procedure. In addition to using focused sound waves or lasers to safely break apart larger stones, our specialists routinely treat and remove kidney stones through the urinary tract—eliminating the need for an incision.
If surgery is needed, our urologists can remove stones through small, half-inch incisions, allowing a much faster, more comfortable recovery. We also bring a unique expertise to complex cases, including the use of robotic surgery to allow stone removal and reconstruction in one minimally-invasive procedure.
With a multidisciplinary approach to kidney stone treatment, our collaborative expertise helps us provide the best chance at positive outcomes for each patient. Our team includes:
- Board-certified urologists: Experts in nonsurgical and minimally-invasive treatment of kidney stones
- Board-certified nephrologists: Specialists in the causes and prevention of painful kidney stones
- Nutritionists: Certified dietitian who works hand-in-hand with patients on a personalized plan to help prevent recurring kidney stones