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Kidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and acid salts that build up inside the kidneys. Kidney stones are relatively common, hospitalizing more than one million Americans each year. Approximately 10 percent of people in the United States will have a kidney stone at some point in their life.
In this segment, Dr. Daniel Marchalik, Director of Ambulatory Urologic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, joins the show to discuss the reasons for kidney stone formation, as well as several methods for prevention and treatment.
For more insights from Dr. Marchalik, visit MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s blog.