At Advanced Urology Institute, we treat kidney stones using various methods based on the patient’s specific condition. These treatments include medications, lifestyle adjustments, and minimally invasive procedures such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. We offer these treatments under the care of our experienced team of urologists, who develop personalized plans to effectively manage and remove kidney stones while ensuring patient comfort.

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Dr. Brian Hale explains kidney stones treatment options: shock wave lithotripsy with water waves, an invasive method using a scope and laser through the penis, and for larger stones, a small incision in the back with a rigid scope and laser/ultrasound energy.

Amar J. Raval discusses kidney stone disease in Florida due to heat and dehydration. Patients present with severe pain, nausea, and other symptoms. Kidney stones treatment includes endoscopic approaches, stents, shock waves, or laser to remove and analyze the stone.


Our choice of treatment for kidney stones depends on the type, size and location of the stones. For instance, if a stone is less than 10 mm in diameter or is located in the bladder or ureter, there is a big chance of the stone passing through the urinary tract spontaneously. For such a stone, we may only prescribe pain medication and recommend that you drink enough fluids each day to help the stone pass.

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy does have risks but is generally a safe, effective minimally invasive procedure. Most often, it successfully removes larger kidney stones and results in immediate relief of symptoms. During PCNL, a hole is created in the kidney that should eventually heal without other forms of treatment. However, since the procedure is done around the back or abdomen, it comes with a small risk of injury to other nearby organs, like the ureter, bladder, liver, or bowel.

Kidney stones can be a painful and difficult experience for the many men and women who get them. These stones are hard deposits of minerals that build up in the body and cause blockages in the urinary tract. The blockages can make it very painful and difficult to urinate. In addition to difficulty urinating, the stones can cause nausea as well as pain in the groin and abdomen. Luckily, there are many ways that urologists can help speed up the process.

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