Nephrolithiasis Treatment Options in Illinois
Advanced Urology Associates patients have access to nine physicians who specialize in urology conditions and treatments. This is crucial for exploring your Nephrolithiasis treatment options in the Chicago land area, as it gives you the advantage of fresh perspectives and informed second opinions.
Our doctors specialize in Nephrolithiasis treatment and Nephrolithiasis surgery for residents of Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, Naperville and any other city in the Chicago land area. Our doctors work as a team not only to reach conclusions together, but also to challenge one another in order to reach the most accurate conclusions and administer the most effective Nephrolithiasis treatments to ensure your kidney stones don’t cause you any more pain.
Put simply, Nephrolithiasis is kidney stones. While kidney stone “attacks” seem common, the condition can become serious if not diagnosed and treated correctly. If left untreated, kidney stones can cause renal failure and can result in other dire health consequences.
In the vast majority of Nephrolithiasis cases, kidney stones will pass spontaneously with conservative management and adjunctive medical expulsive therapy, which promotes the stone’s passage.
If kidney stone obstruction is present without infection, the condition can be treated with conservative practices. Even in cases where an infection is present, the patient can be treated with therapy and antibiotics, if there is no evidence of obstruction.
Decompression should be considered if the pain cannot be managed with conservative therapy like opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
In more severe Nephrolithiasis cases where obstructed urinary calculi along with fever and infection exist, emergency urological consultation and drainage, accompanied by IV antibiotics, may be necessary.
Failure to achieve rapid decompression can lead to serious consequences, even including death. Drainage can be accomplished by either inserting a stent at the site of the obstruction, or applying a percutaneous nephrostomy tube via radiology.
As you can see, diagnosis is a crucial part of successful Nephrolithiasis treatment. At Advanced Urology Associates, our Nephrolithiasis doctors make it our priority to provide you with the best resources and the most up-to-date information in the Chicago land area.
Our Nephrolithiasis doctors can provide you with audio and/or visual patient information, patient educational materials and in-office consultations by our registered nurses.
We are happy to answer your initial health or insurance questions. Give us a call today at our Joliet office at 815-409-4930 to schedule an appointment.