If discovered early, kidney stones can often be treated with a simple, noninvasive procedure, so incisions and recovery time are greatly reduced. Many times, Ventura County Urology Medical Group can resolve kidney stone problems using modern techniques such as:
Extra Corporeal Lithotripsy (ESWL):
Using shock waves, we shatter kidney stones into little more than dust, which is then passed without pain over the following weeks.
Using this minimally invasive, state-of-the-art procedure, a laser disintegrates potentially painful stones.
"No-incision" kidney surgery.
More than 1 million kidney stone cases will be diagnosed this year.
And even though you may be a candidate for open surgery, you can rest assured that it will be avoided if another, less stressful technique can do the job.
Almost half of all people with kidney stones will have new stones within five years, but Drs. Emery and Beaghler can show you how regular checkups and therapy can prevent more kidney stones. This education is a key part of the trusting, caring relationships Ventura County Urology Medical Group works to establish.