Kidney Stone Clinic
The Kidney Stone Clinic within the Kidney Center provides collaborative care from physicians, dieticians, nurses, and technicians committed to working with the patient to evaluate and help prevent future kidney stones.
Renal stones, or more commonly referred to as kidney stones, are formed when high levels of certain substances, such as calcium, occur in urine. They can vary in size, remaining in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. A small stone may pass without a person feeling anything, but a larger stone may get stuck along the urinary track, blocking the flow of urine and causing blood and/or sever pain.
People who have had a kidney stone have a 25 to 50 percent of chance of recurrence. Therefore learning to manage the disease is addressed.
This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.