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Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention of Kidney Stones
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Manoj Monga, MD

  • Director, Center for Endourology and Stone Disease
  • Staff, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

Juan C. Calle, MD

  • Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Associate Staff, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

Kidney stones cause debilitating pain in both men and women. Each year in the United States, kidney stones result in over one million visits to health care providers and more than 300,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms. Recurrent or complex kidney stones are particularly painful, and require special treatment. The majority of these kidney stones, depending on their size and location, can be removed with minimally invasive techniques such as shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopy or percutaneous surgery. SWL is a relatively non-invasive procedure that uses targeted shock waves to break stones into tiny pieces that are passed naturally in the urine.

It is important to not only understand the symptoms and treatment options for kidney stones, but also the best ways to prevent them from recurring.

Many people also suffer from recurrent or complex kidney stones that are often debilitating to their lives.

We encourage you to attend our chat to ask kidney stones specialists, Dr. Manoj Monga and Dr. Juan C. Calle, about treatment options for kidney stones and the best ways to prevent them.

Dr. Manoj Monga joined the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute in September 2010 and specializes in kidney stone disease, minimally invasive treatments for nephrolithiasis, endoscopic procedures for ureteropelvic junction obstruction, endoscopic procedures for upper tract transitional cell cancer, and the prevention of nephrolithiasis.

Dr. Juan C. Calle joined the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension in Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute in 2012. Dr. Calle specializes in kidney stones and oxalate controlled-diet (stone prevention), hypertension and nephrology.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Monga, Dr. Calle-Cano or any of our other urologists in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, please call 800.223.2273 or request an appointment online by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/appointments. Thank you!

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