NEWS | March 31, 2021

Pediatric kidney stone program adds new clinic location


UC Davis Health opens a second pediatric kidney stone clinic today in Sacramento. Located in the Glassrock Clinic, this new clinic provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients with kidney stone disease.

In order to help manage pediatric kidney stone patients who are at high risk for kidney stone recurrence, this clinic brings together the knowledge and extensive experience of pediatric nephrologists, endourologists, a pediatric registered dietitian and a social worker. The team emphasizes imaging surveillance and dietary and medical prevention for recurrent kidney stone disease.

“We now provide a multidisciplinary team approach to care,“ said pediatric nephrologist Maha Haddad, who is part of the team. “The clinic offers a one-stop shop, so patients can see the team during one visit to manage and treat current kidney stone disease and prevent future kidney stones.”

Kidney stones have become more common in children and teens in the past 20 years, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kidney stones occur when minerals and other substances normally found in urine join to form a hard stone in the urinary tract.

New patients can request a referral to the pediatric kidney stone clinic by calling 800-2-UCDAVIS (1-800-282-3284). Referring physicians can call 800-4-UCDAVIS (1-800-482-3284) and choose option 2.