Stone Disease in Men


stone disease 2At Chesapeake Urology, our stone disease experts have one goal - to get you stone free and keep you that way. For our specialists, the passing or surgical removal of a kidney stone is only the beginning of the journey that focuses on medical management and prevention of future kidney stones. 

Our stone specialists are unique in that they focus on your long-term health, developing an individualized plan for prevention that spans a lifetime.  

Our specialists understand men's unique urologic needs and possess the medical expertise to help you live a stone-free life. 


What is Stone Disease?

Stones can form in the kidney or bladder and also travel into the urethra. 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 tendency 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. 


Who Treats Stone Disease?

While most general urologists treat stone disease, it is beneficial to see a urologist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and metabolic management of your stone disease to help prevent future stones from impacting your life. At Chesapeake Urology, we have a team of specialists who focus on advanced stone disease as well as metabolic evaluation of stones for the most comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of stone disease. 

Meet Chesapeake Urology's stone disease specialists here. 


Learn more about:

Bladder stones

Kidney stones

Ureteral stones

Metabolic evaluation and prevention

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Meet the Advanced Stone Disease specialists