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Kidney Stones

The physicians and staff of Virginia Urology understand that kidney stones can be very painful. In an effort to ensure you receive prompt medical attention, Virginia Urology offers the Kidney Stone Hotline and the latest evaluation and treatment options available.

To evaluate a kidney stone, the physicians may use any of the following imaging procedures:

  • IVP
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan*
  • KUB

Most of these imaging procedures can be conveniently performed at several of the Virginia Urology locations (* CT scan at Stony Point office only), and often at the time of your office visit.

Some of the treatment options for stones include:

  • Laser treatments
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous surgery
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESL)
  • Observation

Most treatments can be performed on an outpatient basis at either the Stony Point or Hanover locations.

The Kidney Stone Hotline is a resource to assist you when experiencing the first symptoms of a kidney stone.  When experiencing such symptoms, please call our hotline at 804-560-STONE. When you call this number, a staff member will coordinate appropriate care by either scheduling you an appointment at our office for same or next day evaluation or directing you to the emergency room. (Please note:  To ensure your safety and provide quality care, our physicians do not prescribe pain medications (i.e., narcotics) over the telephone.  If it is necessary to control pain after hours, then you may be directed to a local emergency room and given a follow-up appointment in our office the next business day.) Hopefully, you will not have the unfortunate experience of a painful kidney stone attack.  But if you do, the experienced physicians and staff at Virginia Urology are here to help by offering you prompt care with the convenience of all these services at one location.

For further information on the management and evaluation of kidney stones please click here.

(This information comes from an affiliated website UrologyHealth.org – a site of the Urology Care Foundation. This site is for general informational purposes only and should not be used in lieu of appropriate medical services. We are not responsible for misuse of the information provided. Do not use this site to determine a medical diagnosis.  A complete history and physical is required to make an accurate diagnosis for symptoms.)

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