Kidney Stone Treatment & Removal
Advanced Urology Associates doctors specialize in kidney stone treatment and kidney stone removal (Nephrolithiasis treatment and Nephrolithiasis surgery).
Kidney stones (calculi) are hardened mineral deposits that form in the kidney. They originate as microscopic particles or crystals and develop into stones over time. The medical term for this condition is nephrolithiasis, or renal stone disease.
What are Symptoms of Kidney Stones?
- Blood in the urine (hematuria)
- Increased frequency of urination (urinary urgency)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain during urination (stinging, burning)
- Tenderness in the abdomen and kidney region
- Urinary tract infection ( UTI ; fever, chills, loss of appetite)
What Causes Kidney Stones?
Treatment depends on the size and type of stone, the underlying cause, the presence of any urinary infection, and whether the condition recurs. Stones 4 mm and smaller (less than 1/4 inch in diameter) pass without intervention in 90% of cases; those 5–7 mm do so in 50% of cases; and those larger than 7 mm rarely pass without a surgical procedure. Patients are advised to avoid becoming too sedentary, because physical activity, especially walking, can help move a stone.
Ureteroscopy (Minimally Invasive Surgery)
Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedure is used to remove large kidney stones, larger than 0.8 inch (2 centimeters) in diameter from the kidney. The procedure is done through a tiny tube in your back to locate and remove stones from the kidney.
Advanced Urology provides kidney stone treatment and removal for patients in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Kankakee, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenox, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Tinley Park and Woodridge.