Tag Archive for: kidney stones

This Too Shall Pass: Understanding Passing a Kidney Stone

By Christopher Keith, M.D. Passing a kidney stone can be miserable. Some female patients tell us stone passage is worse than childbirth. So, what does it mean for a kidney stone to pass, and why don’t we have a better solution? What is a Kidney Stone? Kidney stones, as the name implies, form in the […]

Learn About Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

By Dr. Jerry Yuan, M.D. Extracorporeal Shock Wave lithotripsy, or ESWL, has revolutionized kidney stone treatment since its introduction in the mid-1980s. Now, it’s the most commonly employed treatment for kidney stones in the US. Learn more about this treatment Georgia Urology is proud to offer for our patients below. What is Extracorporeal Shock Wave […]

Medical Management of Kidney Stones

By Dr. Edan Y. Shapiro, M.D. If you have questions about the medical management of kidney stones, you’re not alone. That’s why Georgia Urology’s Dr. Edan Shapiro is answering all your most pressing questions about the medical management of kidney stones. What are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are one of the most common reasons for […]

Learn About Protecting Your Child’s Kidneys

By Hal Scherz, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S. Kidney problems in children are often difficult to detect because symptoms may not be present or the child is unable to communicate. Therefore, parents need to have a heightened awareness and index of suspicion regarding unusual findings when it comes to protecting their child’s kidneys. Common Kidney Issues with […]

What Happens When You Get Kidney Stones But Only Have One Kidney?

About 8.8 percent of the population in the U.S. will experience the pain of a kidney stone, according to a 2012 study published in European Urology. That adds up to about half a million people every year, or 1 in 10, and those numbers are rising, the National Kidney Foundation says. But what happens if you […]