At the UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center, we understand the pain and unpredictability that kidney stones can bring to your life. Our multidisciplinary team of experts work with you to evaluate, diagnose, and treat your kidney stone while simultaneously helping to alleviate your pain and discomfort. We provide a single point of care for patients suffering from acute or recurrent kidney stones. All of the resources and services you might need are available in one location–Northwest Hospital’s main campus.
We treat kidney stones using the latest minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical procedures, using state-of-the-art tools such as lasers and specialized ultrasound equipment. The Center participates in national research into kidney stones and can offer patients access to clinical trials of newly developed therapies and treatments.
We don’t just treat kidney stones; we work with you to prevent them from forming in the future. Our prevention program focuses on educating you on the lifestyle and dietary changes you can make to prevent their recurrence. Our goal is to develop a personalized plan in an effort to make every kidney stone your last.