Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Kidney Stone Outlook

What to expect with a kidney stone:

  • About 50 percent of those with a kidney stone will suffer from another kidney stone within 5 years.
  • With treatment, the chance of recurrence can be reduced by 90 percent.
  • About 85 percent of kidney stone that require treatment are treated with lithotripsy.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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