Avoid sitting in crowded waiting room or hoping to get an appointment. Get in to see us right away and let us get you the care you need through same-day diagnosis and treatments.
At our center, we want to do more than just treat your symptoms. If your stones are recurring, our goal is to help you understand why you develop kidney stones.
We want to help you prevent the reformation of kidney stones, so we provide valuable information about lifestyle and dietary factors that could play a role in your individual situation.
Emergency room costs are high. Being able to see one of our specialists quickly is less costly. And we’re always ready, because we only see patients with kidney stones.
Virtual Reality Stone Removal
Meet Our Team
Together, our team in Orange County, CA represents more experience in treating individuals suffering from kidney stones than any other institution on the West Coast.
The UCI Kidney Stone Center is led by kidney stone specialists Dr. Jaime Landman and Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, world renown pioneers in the development of minimally invasive surgery, with over 9 decades of combined experience managing kidney stones. The specially trained team at our kidney stone center also includes Drs. Roshan M. Patel and Ramy F. Yaacoub. We strive to offer treatment by a kidney stone doctor 48-72 hours after diagnosis with access to a dedicated kidney stone surgical suite 5 days per week.
Help for a Painful Kidney Stone
“I’ve never had a kidney stone,” says Klarich, a criminal defense attorney with a practice in Tustin. “I thought it was some kind of food poisoning. But it was weird that I didn’t feel better after I threw up.”
I had a 7mm kidney stone stuck in my ureter and as you can imagine was in a bad way. Dr. Patel used some minimally invasive technology to destroy the stone and evaluate my condition. He was hyper competent, answered all my questions and a great communicator. I feel very fortunate I found an expert of his caliber to address what for me was a really painful, serious medical problem.
Dr. Landman is a very caring physician and an exceptional man. He is very professional and treats his patients with great care. He has wonderful bedside manner and took the time to answer all of my questions about my condition and treatment plans available.
I feel very confident with Dr. Clayman. I would highly recommend him. I really appreciated the time he spent with me explaining my options and getting me back to daily life and teaching me about preventing kidney stones down the road. Thank you, Dr. Clayman!
Dr. Yaacoub is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met. He goes above and beyond with his care. He helped advise me on how to manage my kidney stones with my diet, which I truly appreciated. Although it is outside of his area of specialty, he has urged and helped me to quit smoking cigarettes to help my overall health. Thank you for all you do, Dr. Yaacoub!