Minimally Invasive Kidney Stone Surgery

For patients with large or chronic kidney stones, Guthrie urology offers minimally invasive percutaneous kidney stone surgery, or Nephrolithotripsy. During this procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in your back to remove your kidney stones by inserting a hollow tube. Stones are removed through the hollow tube. This procedure is the standard of care for patients with kidney stones larger than 2 cm, caused by infection, blocking the flow of urine or cannot be fragmented by nonsurgical methods.