Obesity and Kidney Stone Procedures.

Obesity is a chronic disease that has increased in prevalence in the United States and is a risk factor for the development of nephrolithiasis. As with other medical conditions, obesity should be considered when optimizing surgical management and choosing kidney stone procedures for patients. In this review, we outline the various procedures available for treating stone disease and discuss any discrepancies in outcomes or complications for the obese cohort.

Reviews in urology. 2020 Jan [Epub]

Nikhi P Singh, Carter J Boyd, William Poore, Kyle Wood, Dean G Assimos

University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine Birmingham, AL., Department of Urology, University of Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, AL.