Kidney Stone Disease
Preventing & Treating Kidney Stones
The Division of Kidney Disease and Hypertension and the Department of Urology at The GW Medical Faculty Associates are pleased to announce the creation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic to care for patients with kidney stones.
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. In the United States, it accounts for more than a million outpatient consultations and 300,000 emergency room visits each year.
Complications of kidney stone disease include:
- Obstruction to urine flow
- Acute kidney failure
- Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Infection of the kidney (Pyelonephritis)
- Whole body infection (sepsis)
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
The kidney stone clinic offers seamless personalized care that includes prevention strategies, and medical management as well as prompt surgical removal of kidney stones by a highly experienced team of experts. The clinic provides quick and easy access to patients with newly diagnosed kidney stones. Patients are seen by a nephrologist and urologist during the same clinic visit and is well suited for the management of complex stone diseases such as
- Inherited and genetic diseases
- Metabolic disorders
- Structural abnormalities of the urogenital system
- Urinary tract infection
The stone clinic offers the following services:
- Metabolic evaluation
- Stone analysis
- Kidney imaging
- Urodynamic studies
- Dietary counseling
- Medical management
- Surgical management
- Endo-urologic procedures
The clinic offers the unique opportunity to be evaluated simultaneously by a team of experts including a nephrologist, urologist, and other support personal, thereby reducing the number of visits to the outpatient clinic.
The clinic is led by Samir Patel, MD and Patrick Mufarrij, MD.
Please note that patients will be required to make two co-pays at their visit since they will be seen by both a nephrologist and urologist.