At Tampa General, our board-certified specialists are dedicated to the treatment and prevention of kidney stones in both male and female patients.

Our comprehensive program features the most advanced testing and treatment technologies available to help patients achieve a better quality of life.

Minimally invasive approaches include robotic-assisted kidney stone removal using the da Vinci SP system. Tampa General is the first hospital in Florida to use the state-of-the-art technology that involves cutting just one small incision to allow for a faster and less painful recovery. Another innovative surgical treatment option is lithotripsy, which uses high-energy shockwaves to break apart kidney stones.

We may also recommend nonoperative care, such as medication or dietary changes, which allows patients who pass stones without a surgical procedure to recover more quickly.

Choosing Tampa General for kidney stone care provides you with access to compassionate support services committed to patient education, such as nutritionists who can guide patients through any necessary dietary changes.


Tampa General has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Tampa Bay’s top hospital for 2021-2022, marking the sixth year in a row TGH has received the honor.

Additionally, Tampa General was the only hospital in Tampa Bay to make Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list for 2021, based on peer recommendations, patient experience ratings and certain performance indicators.