Centers of Excellence
Kidney Stone Center
Regional Kidney Stone Center
The Regional Kidney Stone Center is the region’s premier facility for the evaluation and treatment of kidney stones and related urological conditions. Our highly skilled staff — including more than 35-boarded urologists, specially trained nurses and board-certified anesthesiologists — is committed to providing the best kidney stone care available in Southern California.
Our Services & Evaluation of Kidney Stones
Kidney stones, or urinary calculi, are gradually formed in the drainage structures of the urinary tract due to a buildup of salt or other minerals. These buildups can be detected by any of the following x-ray procedures:
- KUB – an acronym for "kidney, ureter and bladder" – is a standard x-ray procedure that provides urologists with a detailed image of the urinary tract and any blockage that may be present.
- Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) – a painless x-ray procedure that involves the use of contrast dye administered intravenously to evaluate the urinary system.
- CT Scan – a painless procedure that provides computerized tomography images of the abdomen so that the urinary system can be evaluated.