Kidney Stone Clinic

Kidney stones can be extremely painful and debilitating. The treatment for a kidney stone depends on the size of the stone, what it is made of, whether it is causing pain and whether it is blocking the urinary tract.

The specialists at Geisinger's Kidney Stone Clinic use advanced diagnostic and treatment methods to help people with kidney stones get relief quickly. Our doctors may suggest changes in diet or fluid intake and may prescribe medications to try to dissolve or pass the stone before deciding to use more invasive procedures. We also educate our patients about dietary changes that can prevent future kidney stones.


What you should know about kidney stone treatment

  • Diagnostic tests for kidney stones may include a urine test, blood test, X-ray and/or CT scan .
  • Shock wave lithotripsy is a common treatment for kidney stones. Shock waves are used to break up the kidney stone into small pieces. After the treatment, the small pieces of the kidney stone pass through the urinary tract and out of the body with urine.
  • A ureteroscopy is a treatment done under general anesthesia. The doctor uses a long tool shaped like a tube to find and remove the stone or to find and break the stone into small pieces that are small enough to pass through your urinary tract.

Treats these conditions

A kidney stone can be extremely painful. That is why the specialists in our Kidney Stone Clinic work quickly to help you get relief from:

  • Large and small kidney stones

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