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Kidney stones

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Kidney stones are formed by salts in the urine. The cause can be hereditary or due to low fluid intake and sometimes infections.

Typical symptoms of kidney stones include intermittent pain in one flank, which can be severe.

A computed tomography scan of the kidneys and urinary tract is informative for diagnosis and treatment.

Many stones pass spontaneously and require no treatment other than pain relief. If the stone is larger, the likelihood of it passing spontaneously is lower, and it may require surgery.

Your urologist will discuss what is most appropriate in your case.

We have extensive experience and expertise in all types of surgeries for kidney stones, read more below.

What are the most common treatments?

Kidney stones in different parts of the urinary tract are treated today with advanced minimally invasive instruments. Laser or ultrasound is often used to break down the stones. The most common methods are:

  • Shock wave treatment, also called ESWL
  • Minimally invasive surgery, which can be done through the flank and is then called percutaneous stone extraction or through the abdomen with robot assistance
  • Laser treatment, also called ureteroscopy

The procedures are usually performed as day surgery, but sometimes an overnight stay may be required. In the most common treatment with laser, called ureteroscopy, the doctor uses a ureter-endoscope. It is a thin tube inserted through the urethra, up into the bladder, and further up into the ureter. The endoscope is flexible and has fiber optic equipment, allowing the doctor to see through the scope as it also contains a light source. Instruments can be inserted through the scope to remove the kidney stone.

Shock wave treatment

Shock wave treatment involves using a machine to send energy waves ("shock waves") through the body from the skin to break up the stone, allowing the patient to later pass the fragments through urine. The treatment is done while the patient is awake and may need to be repeated 1-4 times over a few weeks.


Ureteroscopy is an endoscopic procedure through the urethral opening. Using small instruments with a camera, one navigates into the ureter and kidney, applying laser energy to the stone and breaking it into dust, which is then flushed out. The patient is asleep throughout the entire procedure.

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is used for larger stones (often over 1.5 cm). Through a small incision from the back into the kidney, the stones can be broken down with powerful ultrasonic waves and then removed. In this procedure as well, the patient is asleep throughout, and they stay overnight in the hospital for recovery.

Specialist clinics

At our clinics, you will find a diverse group of highly qualified and dedicated professionals. From compassionate surgeons, committed gynecologists, and devoted fertility specialists to experienced urologists, empathetic physiotherapists, and understanding sexologists. Our experts collaborate daily to provide patients with the best care possible. They bring not only their individual expertise but also an interdisciplinary perspective to create a comprehensive understanding of your situation. We are here to offer treatment that embraces all aspects of you.


We are a private healthcare provider. This means you pay for the services yourself or have the evaluation or treatment covered by health insurance.

Private care

Some of our clinics accept privately paying patients from Sweden, Norway and abroad. In collaboration with our partners, we have developed favorable financing options for those who wish to pay privately. Contact your clinic for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ensuring a seamless patient experience is our priority. If you encounter any queries or uncertainties, our contact number is conveniently located at the bottom of the page. Your convenience and peace of mind are of utmost importance to us!


No referral required. We are a private health clinic and, therefore, do not have a reimbursement agreement with the public sector.

Waiting time

We offer no to very short waiting times, typically ensuring assistance within a week. The timeframe varies depending on your specific needs; for example, simple consultations can be scheduled more quickly compared to surgeries. Feel free to contact us, and we'll find a time that suits you!

About the company

CMedical was established in 2013 and is a Nordic private healthcare provider with clinics in Norway and Sweden. We conduct approximately 50,000 consultations per year, ensuring to leverage our expertise to understand the overall health picture of our patients.

Medical examination

We recommend everyone to start with a diagnosis or consultation. A typical diagnosis with us lasts approximately 30 minutes.