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.
Several factors make it more likely you will get kidney stones. Some of these you can control, and others you cannot. Risk factors for kidney stones that you can control include: Fluids you drink. Not drinking enough fluids (dehydration) is a major cause
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for my kidney