Welcome to UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center, the first comprehensive center for the treatment and prevention of kidney stones in the Puget Sound region. Our multidisciplinary team of experts in urology, nephrology and nutrition provide a single point of care for patients suffering from acute or recurrent kidney stones. By bringing together all services in a single location, we can deliver better and more efficient care at every phase of treatment and prevention of this painful condition.
We treat kidney stones using the latest minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical procedures, such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Our team uses state-of-the-art tools such as Holmium lasers and specialized ultrasonic and ultrasound equipment.
At the Center, we don’t just treat kidney stones; we want to prevent their recurrence. Our nephrologist focuses on the overall kidney health of our patients, and our dietician works hand-in-hand with patients on a personalized plan to make their first kidney stone their last.The Center also participates in national research into kidney stone prevention and treatment, so we can offer patients access to clinical trials of newly developed therapies and treatments.
Continuity of Care Policy
The physicians of Kidney Stone Center are committed to providing their patients with the best care possible, and feel strongly that continuity of care is integral to the delivery of care. Continuity of care is the process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing healthcare management with the goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care.
Billing & Insurance
Kidney Stone Center accepts Medicare and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to verify benefits prior to your visit, or contact us with any questions. Your insurance may require you to pay a co-payment at the time of your appointment. (This is typically noted on the front or back of your insurance card.) Please bring your insurance card and photo ID to your appointment.
For more information, please visit the UW Medicine Billing & Insurance section.