Kidney Stone Center

Urology Center and Services in Rhode Island

The Kidney Stone Center at The Miriam Hospital

The Kidney Stone Center – the only center of its kind in Rhode Island – uses the latest technology and preventive techniques to provide comprehensive care for patients who have or are recovering from kidney stones.

We offer complete medical and dietary management, as well as diagnostic services, in one location. Our team includes nephrologists, urologists, dietitians and sonographers. They collaborate to give patients the best options for nonsurgical and surgical treatment, including options through the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute.

Committed to prevention

Recurrent stone disease affects 50 percent of patients within five to 10 years following stone removal. However, medical and nutrition management can dramatically reduce the chances of stone formation for many people.

Our expert dietitians tailor plans to address our patients’ specific needs.

The Kidney Stone Center’s goal is not only to treat existing kidney stones but to stop stones from forming.

Expertise with high-risk patients

We have extensive experience caring for patients at high risk of developing kidney stones due to medical conditions like metabolic syndrome, short gut, diabetes, and obesity, as well as patients who have undergone gastric bypass.

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Treating Kidney Stones

Learn the common ways kidney stones are treated.

Kidney Stone Prevention

Gyan Pareek, MD, director of the Kidney Stone Center, discusses kidney stone prevention.

Research and Clinical Trials

Learn more about the innovative urologic disorders research and current clinical trials being conducted at Lifespan.