Magic Valley Urology offers percutaneous nephrolithotomy, a type of minimally invasive surgery to break apart and remove large kidney stones. The surgery consists of the urologist making a small incision in your back, through which is placed a hollow tube that provides access to the inside part of your kidney that contains the stone(s). Using a rigid metal telescope, the stones are removed directly or broken into fragments which are removed.
Most kidney stones don’t require surgical intervention and removal. However, when kidney stones don’t pass on their own, they can be extremely painful.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy is one option for treating kidney stones at Magic Valley Urology in Twin Falls, Idaho.