The Bay Urology team is skilled and experienced at treating kidney conditions including kidney stones and kidney cancer.

The kidneys are glands that filter the blood, removing waste products and excess water and salt. This waste fluid becomes urine.

Articles on Kidney conditions and treatments

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Nephroureterectomy is a variant of a nephrectomy. This operation is performed when there is a transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the kidney or ureter. This is a type of growth in the lining of theRead more

Radical Nephrectomy

Radical Nephrectomy (kidney removal) is another option for treatment of kidney cancer. The entire kidney is removed as opposed to a partial nephrectomy, where only the mass and a small area ofRead more

Partial Nephrectomy

A partial nephrectomy is a treatment option for kidney cancer. The mass and a small part of the surrounding kidney are removed (as opposed to a radical nephrectomy, where the whole kidney isRead more

Kidney Cancer

There are two types of kidney cancer - those affecting the parenchyma or "meat" of the kidney, and those that grow in the drainage system.Read more

Ureteric Stent

As part of your surgery, you may have had a ureteric stent placed. This is a fine plastic tube that is placed in your ureter, and runs from your kidney to the bladder. There are coils on each end toRead more

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive technique for removing kidney stones that are too large to deal with from below.Read more

Flexible Ureteroscopy and Lasering of Stones

The beauty of this procedure to treat kidney stones is that it is minimally invasive, and recovery is usually very rapid.Read more

Rigid Ureteroscopy and Lasering of Ureteric Stone

Ureteroscopy can be performed to treat stones in the ureter (the drainpipe of the kidney), or in the kidney itself. Usually, rigid ureteroscopy is only performed for stones in the ureter.   The mainRead more

Prevention of Kidney Stones

A natural question for anyone who has had a kidney stone is “What can I do to prevent getting another one?” Unfortunately for most people however, there is no magic cure.Read more

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can cause a variety of problems. Most commonly, they pass from the kidney into the ureter (the small tube carrying urine from the kidney to the bladder), cause blockage, and causeRead more

Kidney Stone Pain

Kidney stone pain (renal colic) causes severe flank pain which can radiate into the groin. While many people will have to go to the Emergency Department for treatment, a proportion of people can beRead more

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