Kidney Stones Medical Therapy

Patients who suffer from recurrent stones may benefit from a medical workup. This may include stone analysis as well as blood and urine tests. Your doctor will decide which tests are appropriate for you. In some patients these tests may reveal abnormalities in your blood or urine, which may predispose you to kidney stones. Sometimes these abnormalities may be corrected with medical therapy, which can help prevent stone growth and recurrence.

Kidney Stone Surgery

For large kidney stones that can’t be effectively treated with lithotripsy or ureteroscopy, your urologist can perform a minimally invasive surgery through a 1-centimeter incision in your back. Using a scope and special tools, the urologist can break apart the stone and suction it out. This typically requires hospitalization at least overnight.

Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic bladder is when a problem in your brain, spinal cord or central nervous system makes you lose control of your bladder. Symptoms may be similar to both overactive bladder (OAB) and underactive bladder (UAB) depending on what’s causing the condition. Treatment will depend on what’s causing your symptoms and how serious they are. There’s no cure for neurogenic bladder, but symptoms can be managed.

Female Incontinence

Bladder Cancer

Blood in Urine

Overactive Bladder

Interstitial Cystitis

Urinary Tract Infection

Adrenal Cancer