Stone disease, also called urolithiasis, is a painful and common urologic disorder with more than one million kidney stone cases diagnosed each year. Kidney stones form in the kidney and ureteral stones are kidney stones that move into the ureter. Once a patient develops a stone, there is a 50 percent risk of recurrence within five years and an 80 percent risk of stones returning within 10 years.
The Division of Urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies available for treating kidney stones in adults. Our board-certified urologic surgeons have successfully treated thousands of patients using innovative, minimally invasive procedures such as stone ablation with shock waves and endoscopic or percutaneous surgery to break up and extract stones — proven options that are safe, speed recovery time and reduce recurrence.
Our urology practice consists of board-certified urologic surgeons and a supportive clinical and administrative staff who work as one cohesive team to provide the best possible care for each patient. In addition, patients have full access to BWH’s world-renowned academic medical center in Boston with its diverse multidisciplinary specialists and state-of-the-art facilities.
Urologic services are available at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Main Campus in Boston, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough, and at our newest locations Dana Farber/Brigham and Womens Cancer Center in Milford and Brigham and Women's Health Care Center at Westwood. Discuss the most convenient location for you when you make an appointment with a patient coordinator.
The Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital was designed out of the need to deliver comprehensive team base care for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of kidney stones. We have the latest technological innovation for diagnosis and treatment and have a comprehensive metabolic evaluation program for prevention of recurrent stones. Members of our team are available 24 hours a day for consultation.
The goal of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to patients with kidney stones with the collaboration of colleagues in the department of Renal Medicine and Nutrition to help minimize the risk of recurrent kidney stones. In addition, collaboration with colleagues in Radiology helps to provide the most advanced surgical care for treatment and removal of stones from the urinary tract in the most complex situations.
Dr. George E. Haleblian recently joined the Division of Urology as Director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center. He sees patients at both Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Haleblian will be available for both office visits and outpatient procedures. "My focus is on comprehensive medical and surgical management of kidney stones."
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