To meet the rising need for specialized kidney stone treatment for children in our region and around the world, the Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) established the Pediatric Kidney Stone Center. We use a multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art treatments, including incisionless stone ablation with laser and shock waves, as well as minimally invasive surgery performed by laparoscopic and robotic techniques. With specialized care, your child is less likely to have a recurrence and will be able to return to school and childhood activities sooner.
With our multidisciplinary team approach, your child is assessed and treated by medical professionals who will develop a plan to treat the stone as well as address your child’s nutritional and medical needs.
In addition to removing existing stones, we place a strong emphasis on preventing future kidney stones. We will identify the specific elements in the urine that increase the risk of kidney stones and will work with your family to come up with a long-term prevention plan that will work best for your child.