Kidney stones are also a research focus of our clinic, which offers patients the additional opportunity to benefit from the latest knowledge and treatment options in this field.
Our clarification and treatment options
The Department of Nephrology offers a specialty consultation for kidney stones, which specializes in both common and very rare causes of kidney stone disease. Special examinations are performed to determine the cause of kidney stones, which are then discussed in detail with the patient. A risk profile is created for each patient, which, among other things, forms the basis for the therapy recommendation.
Cooperation at the USZ
Due to the close and complementary cooperation with the Clinic for Urology and the nutritional counseling, the treatment of stone patients is carried out in a specialized team, which at the same time competently covers all aspects of the treatment of kidney stones.
The Clinic of Nephrology is also a member of the Switzerland-wide Kidney Stone Cohort, a multicenter project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation within an NCCR (National Centers for Competencein Research) project headquartered at the University of Zurich (Institute of Physiology).
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