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
- Kidney Stones
Under certain conditions, chemicals build up in the kidney and stick together to form stones. Kidney stones may block the flow of urine and cause excruciating pain.
- Kidney Infections
Usually less painful than kidney stones, kidney infections are very serious and require immediate medical attention.
About Our Services In treating kidney stones, Southwest Urology physicians frequently use a non-invasive procedure, called lithotripsy.