At the International Kidney Stone Institute, our goal is nothing less than the cure.
Health care providers have access to many tools to help prevent kidney stone recurrence. The most important and targeted tools are the individual patient's stone analysis and 24-hour urine studies. Once therapy is initiated, a repeat 24-hour urine study should be performed after six to eight weeks to ensure the recommendations are having the desired impact on urine measures. Thereafter, patients should be re-evaluated with an X-ray and 24-hour urine study at least once a year to check that risk of stone formation is still low. In this manner, the frequency of stone formation can be reduced, allowing patients freedom from the pain and life's disruption that stones can cause.