Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Kidney Stones
Ultrasound: Optimal Test for Kidney Stone Diagnosis and Management
For patients with kidney pain along with renal colic combination of kidney and bladder ultrasound provides an optimal approach for diagnosing patients with kidney stones without radiation exposure.
Renal ultrasound detects over 95% of kidney stones. In combination with a bladder ultrasound can also suggest with fairly good predictive value presence or absence of ureteral stones.
Kidney ultrasound can also detect other abnormalities such as kidney cysts, kidney masses. Bladder ultrasound can also detect a number of other abnormalities including bladder stones, bladder masses and enlarged prostate in men.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist. He treats men and women with kidney and ureteral stones. He is among the most experienced specialists when it comes to treatment of large kidney stones and ureteral stones. Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed hundreds of ureteroscopy and lithotripsy procedures for large kidney stones, in addition to ESWL procedures. He is among a select number of urologists in the United States who performs PCNL for large kidney stones.
We see patients from all parts of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey as well as other parts of the USA. We also see international patients from Canada, Japan, South America, Russia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the world.