How are stones outside of the kidney treated?

Once a stone leaves the kidney, where it might lodge in the ureter determines treatment, says Jayram Krishnan, DO, a urologist at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he explains when ureteroscopy might be needed.

Continue Learning about Kidney Stone Treatment

Is there a cure for kidney stones?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There is no cure for kidney stones, but you can make changes to your lifestyle to help prevent or re...
More Answers
What procedures help treat kidney stones?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
Shock-wave lithotripsy is a noninvasive procedure that uses high-energy sound waves to blast kidney ...
More Answers
What can I expect after ESWL treatment for kidney stones?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
After treatment with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stones, you can expect ...
More Answers
Is ESWL recommended in all cases of kidney stones?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) works best for stones smaller than 10 mm, located in ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.