Have you been diagnosed with kidney stones? Kidney stones can not only be painful, but in some instances they can also damage your kidneys! If you have a family history of kidney stones or have suffered more than once with stones, you should see a Nephrologist (kidney specialist). A nephrologist can help perform testing to assess the etiology and then start treatment to help prevent further stones from forming! The mainstay of treatment involves staying hydrated with increased urine output and maintaining a low salt diet. Further recommendations are tailored to your specific test results and type of stone.