Kidney stones are usually a very painful condition. About 1 in 10 Americans suffer from kidney stones at some point in their lives. This program examines the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones, as well as ways to prevent them. The second part of the show looks at some new ways robotic surgery is helping to treat kidney tumors and other conditions.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
Dr. James Borin, a urologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he is director of the robotic surgery program. Dr. Borin is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.