Kidney Stones

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Identifying Kidney Stones
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our Endourology & Stone Disease Program provides comprehensive treatment
  • Internationally recognized expertise in kidney stone disease
  • Utilizing low-dose CT scan for patients with kidney stones

Passing a kidney stone can be excruciating—at times even rivaling the pain of childbirth. Those who have experienced it often say they never want to feel that pain again, yet there's a 50 percent chance these patients will develop another stone in the next 10 years.

At Yale Medicine, we have a specialized Endourology & Stone Disease Program that offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to treating kidney stones in both adults and children. We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies available. Our doctors continually integrate the latest in science-based medicine and innovative approaches into their practice to offer patients safer and more effective treatments.

For patients currently struggling with kidney stones, we use the latest imaging technology to determine the stone load and to help them manage their condition with as little discomfort as possible. At Yale Medicine, we believe in using preventative care to help patients with recurrent kidney stones. This includes working with patients to develop a healthy diet plan and prescribing certain medications.