Mr. Kilian Walsh

Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones are more common in males than in females and occur more commonly during the summer than the winter.  They are associated with periods of dehydration but can occasionally be associated with underlying genetic abnormalities. 

When a kidney stone occurs, the pain is usually so severe that a patient attends the accident and emergency department; however, if a stone is found incidentally within the kidney and is not causing severe pain we can offer treatments such as ESWL or flexible ureteroscopy and Holmium laser in order to get rid of stones. 

Following a consultation there may be some dietary or lifestyle modifications that are suggested by a urologist in order to reduce the risk of stones.