At the International Kidney Stone Institute, our goal is nothing less than the cure.

Global Perspectives in Urology Forum Reviews the Management of Renal and Ureteral Stones

In an active urology department, 30 percent of the surgical workload is related to the treatment of urinary stones.  This past April in Chicago at the American Urological Association (AUA), the various factors that influence the worldwide treatment of stone disease and management of renal calculi was a hot topic. 

“In the so-called... read more

Assess Your Risk for Kidney Stone Disease

1. Do any family members have a history of kidney stone disease (parents, grandparents or siblings)?

Calcium oxalate stones, which are the most common type of stone, tend to run in families. While a family history does not guarantee stone formation, it does increase the likelihood of forming stones.

2. Are you obese or a type 2... read more

Kidney Stone Risk Greatly Increases in Summer Months

INDIANAPOLIS – “I’m sweating like a pig!”  We have all made that comment at some point in our lives and summer is the season of sweat.  BUT, for folks with kidney stones, “sweat” spells “dehydration”.   Dehydration affects urine output, which is a problem for kidney stone formers.

Now, urine isn’t usually a topic of proper social... read more