The Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute’s Kidney Stone Center draws on the expertise of urologists, nephrologists, dietitians and interventional radiologists to address your kidney stones and help you feel better.

Over the last 20 years, American diet and lifestyle changes have led to an increase in the number of people suffering with kidney stones. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen an 85-percent jump in the number of emergency room visits due to kidney stone pain.

The lifetime risk of kidney stones in the United States is approximately 19 percent for men and 9 percent for women. Anyone who has had at least one kidney stone episode has at least a 50-percent chance of having another, which can lead to pain, suffering and the inability to work.

At Hartford Healthcare, we have a new and innovative approach to treating kidney stones.


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Advances in Health with Dr. Joshua Stein

Do you know the signs and symptoms of kidney stones? Dr. Joshua Stein is the chief of urology at The Hospital of Central Connecticut.