Urinary Stone Center
The UCSF Urinary Stone Center provides expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of bladder, kidney and ureteral stones. We also specialize in treating cystinuria, an inherited disorder in which people are prone to urinary stones because their bodies can't process the amino acid cystine. We are committed to delivering the highest-quality care with integrity and compassion.
Our team includes nationally renowned urologic surgeons, nephrologists, radiologists, geneticists and nutritionists. Together, we provide a wide range of services, including screening tests, diagnostic imaging (such as ultrasound), second opinions, advanced treatment techniques and long-term follow-up care. Our doctors have expertise in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, shock wave lithotripsy and holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP).
UCSF also has a large research program dedicated to improving urinary stone care, so our patients may have the option to join a clinical trial investigating a promising new treatment.
Learn more about clinical trials and how they work.
Video Home Visits for Dietary Counselling
24hr urinary sodium, mean change in mmol/24hrs of excreted urinary sodium from baseline over 24 weeks (Three time points will be recorded: baseline, after 12 weeks, after 24 weeks. Outcome will be mean change from baseline. We wil...
Ambulatory Versus Inpatient Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Any of: Emergency department visits related to procedure, unplanned provider visits, re-admission related to the procedure, blood transfusion, and need for secondary procedures. Patients with an emergency department or provider vi...
Effect of Group Preoperative Pelvic Floor Training for HoLEP
Urinary incontinence (present/absent) will be defined according to the guidelines of the International Continence Society as involuntary loss of urine experienced during the bladder storage phase using self-report measures at regu...
UPURS Trial for Patient-centered Management of Symptomatic Obstructing Stones
Measure on a scale of 1-10, with zero indicating no pain and 10 indicating the worst pain.
Break Wave(TM) Extracorporeal Lithotripter First-in-Human Study
Stone fragmentation as determined by stone passage or imaging confirmation.
Accuracy of Ultrasound for Detecting Residual Fragments During RIRS
The diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and fluoroscopy will be measured in conjunction with endoscopic examination for detecting residual fragments during retrograde intrarenal surgery for renal stones treatment by the same endouro...
Awards & recognition
Among the top hospitals in the nation
Best in Northern California for urology
in NIH funding for urology research
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes