Patient information

The information in this section of the website provides background to stone disease. It explores the history of how stones have been treated through the ages, an overview of our current understanding of how stones form, some information on the symptoms & diagnosis, treatment and prevention of kidney stones.

We have produced some patient information leaflets about common stone procedures (what to expect and potential side effects) and also some general dietary information. These can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

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Lithotripsy (shockwave treatment)

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Ureteroscopy (telescope) and laser fragmentation

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General dietary advice for stone formers