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.