Kidney Stone Center

Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones

UC San Diego Health System’s Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center is Southern California’s unparalleled leader in treating and preventing kidney stones. Our stone disease specialists have focused their urologic medical practice in surgical and nonsurgical methods to address this painful condition. We can help.

bullet Kidney Stone Specialists

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Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones Video

Dr. Roger Sur highlights the advanced treatment capabilities of the Kidney Stone Center and the importance of prevention.

bullet Treatment

The Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center sees hundreds of individuals with kidney stones each year. The team utilizes expert minimally invasive capabilities – such as advanced imaging technology, robotic surgical procedures, dietary changes and medications.

In addition to the robotically assisted surgical capability, we have the most advanced shock wave lithotripsy equipment onsite. This equipment minimizes radiation exposure by utilizing state of art 3D ultrasound technology

bullet Prevention

Prevention is possible.

Our goals are not only to treat kidney stones but also prevent their recurrence. The center strives to make your first kidney stone surgery, your last. Our team determines the cause of the stone in 97 percent of cases, enabling unprecedented efforts in prevention of future stones. As most kidney stones are diet related, our registered dietician works with you to develop dietary changes that reduce future kidney stone formation.

bullet Research

 Xray showing staghorn kidney stone

As leaders in kidney stone research, you have access to participate in clinical trials that examine newly developed therapies and procedures. Read more about research and clinical trials related to kidney stones.