Kidney Stone Program

Clinic Overview

Providing multidisciplinary care to treat
and prevent recurrence of kidney stones

Kidney stones, one of the most painful urologic disorders, are also one of the most common. It is estimated that one in 10 Americans will have at least one kidney stone within their lifetime. And without preventative measures, there is a 50 percent chance of kidney stone recurrence within five years.

At the Kidney Stone Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center, we offer innovative and complete care for patients with acute or chronic kidney stones. Our multidisciplinary care teams are dedicated to the accurate diagnosis, management and prevention of kidney stones. The program takes a comprehensive approach not only in treating patients with stones, but also in helping patients prevent recurrence. The Kidney Stone Program is housed within the Urology Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center.


While we provide the latest in surgical laser technology to break up stones, the comprehensive Kidney Stone Program emphasizes prevention by conducting a detailed metabolic evaluation, offering dietary counseling and, if needed, using medication.

  • Comprehensive metabolic evaluation
  • Coordinated care in the treatment of kidney stones
  • Innovative minimally invasive surgery
  • Patient-centered dietary counseling
  • Team approach to treatment and prevention

Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


Kidney Stone Program
Urology Clinic
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Mayo Building, Suite B435, 4th Floor
420 Delaware St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Appointments & Clinic Number: 612-625-6401

Our Team


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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