Kidney Stone Institute

Our Approach

If you've experienced a kidney stone, you know it can cause unpredictable and excruciating pain. You may be left wondering if another stone will disrupt your life — and how you can prevent it. 

At the HealthEast Kidney Stone Institute (KSI), we understand the impact of kidney stones. The Kidney Stone Institute is the first ever to be awarded disease-specific care certification by The Joint Commission for kidney stone disease. 

Contact the Kidney Stone Institute

To contact the Kidney Stone Institute, call 651-326-3830 or 1-888-326-3830 (toll-free). A doctor's referral is not required to make an appointment.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Outside of these hours, you can call us and speak with a registered nurse who will review your symptoms and make recommendations to help you get appropriate care.

About the Kidney Stone Institute

We are committed to providing excellent care, whether you're experiencing a kidney stone for the first time or have dealt with them for years. The Kidney Stone Institute works with patients to treat existing kidney stones and help reduce the chances of developing future stones.

We focus on:

  • Diagnosing kidney stones
  • Reducing kidney stone pain and symptoms
  • Treating kidney stones
  • Preventing new stones

What sets the Kidney Stone Institute apart

24-hour kidney stone hotline

Our kidney stone hotline(651-326-3830) is staffed by registered nurses who can review symptoms, make recommendations, and arrange for a referral to a kidney stone specialist.

Relief for kidney stone pain
Emergency Care at HealthEast hospitals offers quick, compassionate care to patients with kidney stones. Our experienced staff focuses first on making an accurate diagnosis and quickly reducing your pain and symptoms. In severe cases, we may recommend admission to the hospital. Once you are feeling more comfortable, you will be given a plan for continued care before you go home.

Our goal is to have you leave the emergency room (ER) with a clear understanding of your kidney stone’s size and location and your next steps in the treatment process. You will receive:

  • Educational materials
  • Prescriptions for medication to control symptoms
  • Urine strainer and instructions
Equal emphasis on treatment and prevention

Although there is no single solution to kidney stone disease, we work with patients to best treat existing kidney stones and help them reduce the chances of developing others.  After treating stones that are causing pain and symptoms, our next step is to focus on stone prevention. Our kidney stone specialists will work with you to develop an individualized prevention plan. Our goal is to give specific and easy-to-maintain strategies you can use throughout your life.

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