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Surgery / Urologic Surgery: Kidney Stone Center

The Washington University Stone Center provides comprehensive kidney stone care with rapid-access stone clinic treatment and in-house metabolic stone lab services for prevention of future stones.


Key Physicians

Sam B. Bhayani, MD
Alana Desai, MD
R. Sherburne Figenshau, MD

Our first priority is to promptly relieve the pain and remove the stone. Then we seek to identify the cause. Identification of risk factors for stone disease can be quickly accomplished with appropriate chemical testing at our metabolic stone laboratory.

What is the Washington University advantage ?

  • Our board-certified urologists care for a large volume of patients and are fellowship trained to treat complex stone disease.
  • Our qualified experienced technicians have provided more than 10,000 stone lithotripsy and laser treatments.
  • Patients have direct access from Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency room.
  • New patients can be seen each Monday or Wednesday at either location.
  • Our kidney stone experts use the most advanced technology including extracorporeal lithotripsy with HM 3 Lithotriptor
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is available to remove large kidney stones
  • Stones located in the ureters can be removed using the latest flexible scopes and energy devices.

    Patients can be seen at two convenient locations
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
  • Commonly Asked Questions About Kidney Stones

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