The kidneys job is to filter chemicals that the body cannot use out of the blood. When your two kidneys are healthy, waste chemicals dissolve in the urine and are carried out of the body.
Common kidney problems
About Our Services In treating kidney stones, Southwest Urology physicians frequently use a non-invasive procedure, called lithotripsy.
Lithotripsy is a method of crushing the kidney stone while it's still inside your body. The doctor carefully directs shock waves through your body and hits the stone, causing it to crumble like sand and then easily pass with your urine. This procedure takes about an hour and usually does not require an overnight hospital stay.