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The Pediatric Kidney Stone Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides comprehensive, family-centered care for infants, children and adolescents who have kidney stones. Our program combines the expertise of pediatric urologists with the skill and expertise of physicians from Pediatric Urology whose sole focus is on treating kidney stones.
In the Pediatric Kidney Stone Program, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones in children of all ages, from infants and children to adolescents and young adults. Our pediatric urologists have expertise in treating kidney stones, a disease that primarily affected adults in the past, but is now occurring more frequently in children.
Your child’s treatment begins with a board-certified pediatric urologist who develops a personalized care plan. We believe the family plays a vital role in your child’s care plan, so we involve you every step of the way. We use noninvasive and minimally-invasive methods whenever possible and coordinate care with specialists from the Pediatric Bone and Mineral Metabolism Disorders Clinic, when needed, to provide comprehensive care that can help prevent future stones. We also work closely with urologic surgeons, when needed.
MGHfC is one of the few hospitals in the United States to have two of the most advanced kidney stone treatment technologies available onsite, which are:
Our other treatment options include percutaneous treatment of stones, pyleo- or uretero-lithotomy or laparoscopic surgery.
For young adults who have recurring stones, we facilitate a seamless transition to adult care to ensure ongoing care.
Our research focuses on technological innovations in the treatment of kidney stones and kidney stone diseases, including:
A sample of our published research includes:
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