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Kidney Stone Surgery

Surgery may be needed to remove a stone from your kidney or ureter if:

  • Your stone does not pass during a trial of passage.
  • Your pain is unbearable.
  • You are having nausea or vomiting and cannot stay hydrated.
  • The stone is affecting kidney function.
  • Electively chosen to treat the stone.

Today, stone surgery is minimally invasive and usually involves small or no incisions, minor pain and minimal time off from work. Learn more about your options for kidney stone surgery.

Surgery options include