Kidney Stones Health Topics
Featured Tests and Procedures
This eMedTV article describes extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in detail. Also called ESWL, this is the procedure most often used for the treatment of kidney stones, which uses shockwaves to them break up.
A ureteroscopy is often used to check for kidney stones and allows the doctor to closely examine the ureter. This eMedTV resource describes this medical procedure in detail, explaining how it is performed and what to expect afterwards.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
Kidney stones develop when certain materials clump together instead of being eliminated in urine. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition can be due to diet or certain medical conditions. Common symptoms and treatment options are also discussed.