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Recurrent problems with kidney stones can cause severe pain and may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Children with repeated kidney stones should see a doctor with experience in kidney stone care. Riley at IU Health provides the only combined urology and nephrology kidney stone program for kids in Indiana. It is also one of the few programs of its kind in the U.S.
When your child comes to the Kidney Stone Program at Riley at IU Health, a pediatric nephrologist, pediatric urologist and nurse practitioner will see him or her in the same visit. You and your child's care team will discuss what factors may be contributing to the kidney stones. The care team will then work together to treat the underlying condition causing the kidney stones. Your child's personalized treatment plan will take into account his or her overall health, individual needs and lifestyle. We know that no two children are the same, and neither are our treatment plans.
Our multidisciplinary team is committed to the effective removal of current stones and the prevention of stones in the future. The urology team surgically removes current kidney stones, while the nephrology team works closely with your child on a care plan to help prevent future stones. This team approach addresses the whole problem and improves your child's future health. We work hard to understand your child’s needs and specific condition so our experts can collaborate to reduce the reoccurrence of kidney stones.
The Kidney Stone Program is part of the Urology and Nephrology & Kidney Diseases departments at Riley at IU Health. U.S.News & World Report ranks our pediatric urology and nephrology care teams as some of the best in the nation. At Riley at IU Health, your child's health is in highly experienced, compassionate hands.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
Read more about the experienced team that leads the Kidney Stone Program at Riley at IU Health.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
The Kidney Stone Program at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
Please read this letter before your child's appointment.
Explore departments within Riley at IU Health that are associated with our Kidney Stone Program.
Primary care physicians can refer their pediatric patients with kidney stones to our experienced team by referring their patients to either the Urology Department or the Nephrology & Kidney Diseases Department at Riley at IU Health. From there, the patient will be seen in the Kidney Stone Program if his or her condition warrants a multidisciplinary approach to care. You can reach our team at 317.944.8896.
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Riley at IU Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide exceptional educational programs for the next generation of pediatric urologists.