Department of Urology: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine
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Diagnosis and Treatment of the Following Conditions:

  • Kidney and Ureter Stones
  • Simple Kidney Cysts
  • Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

Treatment Options:

  • Ureteroscopy for Kidney Stones and Obstruction
  • Percutaneous Kidney Stone Surgery
  • Laser Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Treatment of Ureteral and Uretero-Pelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Kidney Cysts
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Non-functioning Kidneys

For more than a hundred years, kidney surgery was performed the same way. The open technique meant a large incision and long recovery time for patients. Thanks to innovations pioneered at UC Irvine Health, kidney surgery has come a long way. UC Irvine Health urologist Dr. Jaime Landman describes the advances in surgery achieved in the past 25 years, and points to the promising therapies of the future.