Kidney Stone Disease
Obesity and dehydration can contribute to the likelihood of developing kidney stones. Patients who have kidney stones are 60% more likely to develop another. Our Stone Disease Center provides comprehensive care for kidney stones, from acute cases to the most complex. We can help evaluate your symptoms to ensure you receive care that meets your needs. Our team of specialists, including urologists and nephrologists, work with you to create a long-term treatment plan to lower your risks of new stones.
Meet Your Care Team
Duke HerrellIII, MD, FACS
- Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopy and Robotics, Prostate Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer, Urology
Nicole L. MillerMD, FACS
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Endourology, Kidney Stones, Percutaneous Kidney Stone Surgery, Urology
Thomas H. OliverMD, FACS
- Elevated PSA, Endourology, Kidney Stones, Male Urology/Men's Health, Urology, Vasectomy
Taylor M. BrewerMSM, PA
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Elevated PSA, Endourology, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Urology
Why Choose Kidney Stone Disease Care at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt Urology is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible.
- Comprehensive care
Our team provides comprehensive care, from acute cases to the most complex. From evaluation to treatment, our team works to provide quick relief of kidney stones. For urgent cases, we also offer same day or next day services.
- Convenient care
Our specialists at the Vanderbilt Stone Center offer all medical and support services in one place. With comprehensive care from imaging and treatment in one location, you can focus on improving your health. We also have clinic locations near you, so you can find care close to home.
- Patient navigators
Our patient navigators help guide you through your care plan. They can help you evaluate your symptoms, schedule appointments and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.
- Latest technology
Our doctors use the latest tools and equipment to provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans for you. We offer a range of treatment options, including lithotripsy. This noninvasive technology uses electromagnetic shock waves through a water bath to break up kidney stones. Our equipment also offers imaging which allows us to more accurately break up kidney stones.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Dietary counseling