The endourology division of USC Urology houses a team of physicians, who are highly experienced in providing comprehensive and advanced surgical options for treating urinary stone disease, upper tract (kidney and ureter) transitional cell carcinoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia and complications of urinary diversions, among others. Patients benefit from a complete spectrum of urologic endoscopic technology and techniques, as well as access to the latest state-of-the-art equipment. From the most straightforward to the most complex cases, our skilled experts are ready to provide patients with the best endourologic care.
USC urologists offer various approaches for surgical treatment of kidney stones and strive to treat patients using minimally invasive outpatient procedures. This can include flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. If necessary, our experts can perform percutaneous nephrolithotomy for patients with the largest stones or complex congenital abnormalities.
Kidney Stone Prevention
Kidney stones can be caused by dehydration, dietary factors and certain medical conditions. They are a source of significant pain and lost time from work, school and other important life activities. Without preventive treatment, patients with stones have a significant chance of developing stones again in the future.
Our comprehensive kidney stone therapy program is one of the largest and most experienced in Southern California. Our physicians are recognized experts in creating innovative, personalized medical treatments for various types of urinary stone disease. At Keck Medicine of USC, we believe in treating not only the problem at hand, but also in determining the underlying cause of stone development to reduce future stone occurrences. Prevention, through comprehensive evaluation, dietary changes and, in some cases, medical therapy is used to improve and maintain the overall kidney health of our patients.