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UNC’s Multidisciplinary Kidney Stone Clinic is designed to improve kidney stone treatment, prevention and research outcomes particularly for high-risk individuals. Patients are evaluated in the same clinic session from the initial diagnosis to the completion of a treatment plan by dedicated clinicians from the Department of Urology, Division of Nephrology and Nutritional Services. Using targeted dietary and medication recommendations, patients are followed based on a personalized comprehensive strategy to minimize stone recurrence.

Risk factors in patients that may particularly benefit from a multidisciplinary approach include (but not limited to):

  • Recurrent stone formers
  • Strong family history
  • Cystine / Uric acid stone composition
  • Urologic anatomic abnormality
  • Morbid obesity
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Solitary (functioning) kidney
  • History of chronic diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel resection, or gastric bypass surgery
  • Skeletal /bone disease
  • Autoimmune disease (such as Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis)


  • Interpretation of 24 urine for stone risk factors
  • Dietary counseling specifically aimed at stone prevention and based on individual risk assessment
  • Medical therapy for stone prevention


The UNC Multidisciplinary Kidney Stone Clinic is located in the UNC Health UNC Eastowne building.

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