Kidney Stones

Summer Is Kidney Stone Season

You may call the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day “summer,” but physicians call it “kidney stone season.” Approximately 1 in 10 Americans will develop a kidney stone at some point in their life. The risk for men is almost double that for women, and the prime time to have a first stone is...
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Sun, Sand, and Kidney Stones: How warmer weather can increase your risk of renal stone disease

What are kidney stones? Calculi, better known as kidney stones, are mineral deposits that originate in the kidney. They start as microscopic particles that join together to form stones in the presence of high levels of particular substances in the urine. Some stones can form in as little as 90 minutes. Physicians refer to this...
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What You Need To Know About Removing Kidney Stones

Sometimes kidney stones can be avoided, but several minimally invasive procedures are highly effective if they occur. Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone knows how awful it is,” says Dr. Paul K. Pietrow, a urologist with Premier Medical Group. “Many women say they’d rather experience the pain of childbirth than pass a stone.” Kidney stones are...
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How to prevent kidney stones during the summer months on WPDH

Premier Medical Group urologist, Dr. Goldfischer joins WPDH Tuesday, June 10 at 7:20 a.m. to talk about the prevalence of kidney stones during the summer months, steps toward prevention, and Premier’s comprehensive treatment services. The warm weather coupled with the numerous outdoor activities tends to cause the body to lose more water than normal, raising the...
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Medical Minute with Dr. Love: Kidney Stones

Tune in to Rock 93.3 on Monday, May 5 to hear Dr. Goldfischer as Dr. Love speak about kidney stones. Believe it or not, summer is the season for kidney stones. The warm weather coupled with the numerous outdoor activities tends to cause the body to lose more water than normal. Kidney stones start as...
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Caring For Kidney Stones

Shock waves, fiber optic telescopes, and lasers are among the high-tech tools we use in minimally-invasive surgery to break stones down to a size that can be easily passed. Kidney stones have troubled mankind for about as long as we’ve had kidneys. Scientists have even found evidence of kidney stones in a 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummy....
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