Understanding Stone Disease


small stonesStones can form in the kidney or bladder and also travel into the urethra. Kidney and bladder stones form for very different reasons. Stones form when there is an imbalance between certain chemicals that are naturally present in urine, including oxalate, calcium and phosphate. When these substances become concentrated in the urine, there is a tendancy to form solid crystals, which can develop into stones when materials build up around these solid masses.

Some stones are small enough to be passed through the urinary tract system on their own, while other stones are too large and painful to pass and must be surgically removed by a specialist such as Dr. Julio Davalos


A pioneer in the Advanced treatment of kidney stones

While most general urologists treat stone disease, Dr. Julio Davalos is one of the region's foremost specialists in the diagnosis, treatment and metabolic management of kidney stone disease to help prevent future stones from impacting your life. Specially trained in the most advanced surgical techniques, including PCNL and Tubeless PCNL, Dr. Davalos is a pioneer in the advanced treatment of kidney stones and focuses on the long term management of stone disease once a patient is stone free. 

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