Care New England provides a comprehensive approach to the management of kidney stones. Whether it’s surgery, medication, or recommendations on dietary changes, the Kidney Stone Center will be able to offer you the treatment you need. Our clinic is comprised of a urologist, a nephrologist, and a registered dietician who will work as a team to personalize your care.
When you visit our clinic, you can expect to have a detailed history taken with review of your laboratory tests and imaging studies. You will meet with each provider, and all treatment options for your current stones will be discussed. We will also work with you to diagnose your risk factors to help prevent future kidney stones.
Kidney stone disease can be complex, and Care New England’s Kidney Stone Center is here to make the process easier.
Act as a resource for referring providers
Triage patients to expedite urgent referrals
Serve as a resource and advocate for the patient
Assess patient eligibility for the kidney stone clinic
Identify and mitigate barriers to care
Provide individualized support and guidance throughout the process
Coordinate care, streamline and accelerate appointments
Kidneys are abdominal organs that have some main maintenance functions of the human body. When kidneys are not functioning properly toxins begin to build inside the body because of the kidney’s filtering properties.
Some symptoms that the kidneys are not functioning well are:
There are a few tests that a physician can use to determine the state of kidney function within an individual:
A starting point for treating kidney issues are trying to treat the cause of the problem. That may require lifestyle changes or medications to treat for: