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    1. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Treatment

      Learn how a kidney stone is treated from the experts at WebMD.

    2. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Symptoms

      Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of kidney stones and how they are diagnosed.

    3. Understanding Kidney Stones -- the Basics

      Learn the basics about kidney stones from the experts at WebMD.

    4. Understanding Kidney Stones -- Prevention

      Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of getting another kidney stone.

    5. Open Surgery for Kidney Stones

      In open surgery to remove kidney stones, the surgeon uses an incision in the person's abdomen or side to reach the kidney and remove the stones.

    6. Foods High in Oxalate - Topic Overview

      Oxalate is a compound found in some foods,and it is also produced as a waste product by the body. It exits the body through the urine. Too much oxalate may cause kidney stones in some people. Foods high in oxalate include: Beans. Beer. Beets. Berries. Chocolate. Coffee. Cranberries. Dark green vegetables,such as spinach. Nuts. Oranges. Rhubarb. Soda (cola). Sweet potatoes. Tea. ...

    7. Kidney Stones - Surgery

      People rarely need open surgery to treat kidney stones. In most cases, other less invasive treatments are successful. You may need open surgery when the kidney stone is causing severe bleeding that cannot be controlled.

    8. Kidney Stones: Preventing Kidney Stones Through Diet

      If you have kidney stones, your doctor or dietitian may talk with you about an eating plan to help prevent new stones. The most common types of kidney stones are calcium and oxalate. Each type may require a different eating plan. There are certain foods you can have, and other foods you should avoid, to reduce the chance that you will get kidney stones again.

    9. Kidney Stones - Cause

      Kidney stones may form when the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other substances found in urine changes. How this balance changes determines the type of kidney stone you have. Most kidney stones are calcium - type-they form when the calcium

    10. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Nephrolithotripsy for Kidney Stones

      In percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy, the surgeon makes a small incision in your back to remove kidney stones. He or she then puts a hollow tube into your kidney and a probe through the tube. In nephrolithotomy, the surgeon removes the stone through the tube. In nephrolithotripsy, he or she breaks the stone up and then removes the fragments of the stone through the tube.See an ...

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