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Kidney Stone Center

Overview

The Kidney Stone Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA provides comprehensive care for adults and children with kidney, ureteral and bladder stones. 

A team of urologists, nephrologists, interventional radiologists, endocrinologists, dieticians and support staff offers state-of-the-art urologic treatment for acute urinary stones, and evaluation and counseling to prevent recurrence. 

Treatment options include minimally invasive options for stone removal, including shock-wave lithotripsy (SWL), endoscopic, ureteroscopic and percutaneous removal of stones from the kidney, ureter and bladder, as well as laparoscopic nephrolithotomy. 

Specially trained interventional radiologists offer a full range of non-surgical options for the retrieval of stones. Nephrologists manage the metabolic and preventive aspects of our comprehensive treatment strategy. 

Patients undergo a metabolic evaluation to identify risk factors that predispose to stone formation and receive recommendations to prevent recurrent stones. Individualized lifestyle and nutrition counseling is provided by a dietitian at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center.

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Doctors + Care Team

Gennaro A. Carpinito, MD, FACS

Gennaro A. Carpinito, MD, FACS

Title(s): Urologist-in-Chief; Charles M. Whitney Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Urology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6317
Fax #: 617-636-5349

Uro-oncology with special interest in kidney and prostate cancers, da Vinci Robot-assisted minimally invasive urological surgeries, ablative and reconstructive laparoscopic urological surgeries, radical nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, partial nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, radical prostatectomy, pyeloplasty, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and SWL (shock wave lithotripsy)

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Xiaolong Shawn Liu, MD

Xiaolong Shawn Liu, MD

Title(s): Urologist
Department(s): Urology
Appt. Phone: 508-250-0670
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General urology, minimally invasive surgery, urological cancers

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Tony Luongo, MD

Tony Luongo, MD

Title(s): Urologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Urology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6317
Fax #: 617-636-5349

Uro-oncology with special interest in bladder cancer, stone disease, general urology

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