Kidney Stone Clinic

Comprehensive Kidney Stone Treatment

North Idaho Urology specializes in the treatment and management of kidney stone disease. We work together as a team to provide the highest level of patient care. We provide same-day and next-day appointments for all kidney stone patients. North Idaho Urology utilizes state of the art equipment and techniques to successfully treat stones. Careful evaluation and management options also allow us to successfully prevent recurrent stone episodes in many patients.

What Causes Kidney Stones?

Stones may develop because of one or a combination of reasons:

  • Geography – hot, humid climates, such as in our southeastern part of the country, may increase the risk of stones in susceptible persons by either excess loss of fluids or inadequate fluid intake.
  • Genetics – many stone patients have a family history of stones.
  • Diet – see section below on stone prevention.
  • Medical problems – hyperparathyroidism, gout, chronic diarrhea and several other inflammatory GI problems including some GI surgeries, and others.

Types of Kidney Stones

There are various types of kidney stones. The most common are calcium oxalate stones. However, there are also calcium phosphate and uric acid stones and sometimes a combination of two or all three of these. There are also struvite stones, cystine stones, triamterene stones and other very rare types.

Treatment of Kidney Stones

There are various methods and equipment used for treating kidney stones, depending on the situation. These options might include shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, nephroureteroscopy, laser lithotripsy, ultrasonic lithotripsy, stone basket extraction, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, double J stents, and more.

Kidney Stone Prevention

Even though we have a multitude of treatment options and equipment to successfully treat kidney stones, our goal is to help patients avoid recurrent stones. To achieve this, your Urologist might recommend a change in your diet or a special medication.


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