stones are very common and affect about 5 percent of the population
at some time during their life. These stones can cause an incredible
amount of pain when they start passing their way through the urinary
system. This pain has been noted by many to be more intense than
that of having a child. If you or somebody you know has a kidney
stone, consultation with a urologist is of paramount importance. A
urologist can offer assistance in treatments to facilitate passage
of the stone, help to intervene if the stone will not pass, and
help to prevent formation of more kidney stones in the future.
There are some excellent links by national urological communities that have all
the information you need to understand kidney stones, from why they form to options
Urologyhealth.org is a very informative site created by the American Urological
Associaton, a professional association that Dr. Hendricks is an active member
of. They have an excellent page on passing a kidney stone here. The
Medical managment of kidney stones is described here,
surgical management here.
The NIDDK has another informative page on kidney stones here,
as well as a page on what you need to know about kidney stones here.
Dr. Hendricks has helped hundreds of patients with kidney stones by helping them
manage their disease both medically and surgically. He performs all of
the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat stones with minimal discomfort. The
prevention of the formation of further stones is of paramount importance and
is stressed during patient evaluation.
Contact us at (707)224-7944
if you would like more information or would like to arrange a consultation
to discuss treatment options.
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Valley Urology Associates