Dr. Amar Raval of Palm Harbor, FLMy name is Amar J. Raval and I’m with Advanced Urology Institute.

So kidney stone disease is very prevalent in Florida because of the heat, lack of hydration being a huge factor. Patients generally present with acute onset flank pain that doesn’t resolve with oral medication [and they experience] nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, even blood in their urine then they ultimately get some sort of imaging that shows that they have a stone that may be obstructing and causing them this discomfort. Approaches are very simple and they’re very endoscopic: they don’t require any incisions whether its leaving a stent to bypass a stone or if you’re going to treat the stone, you can use shockwaves from the outside to blast it or a laser to fine-tune the stone and take a piece of it and send it as a specimen to know what kind of stone it is. So technology certainly advanced in the realm of kidney stone disease, and there’s a lot of minimally invasive approaches to be able to treat that.

Kidney Stones Pain, Symptoms and Treatment – Dr. Amar Raval

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