Immediate Care

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.

Thorough Evaluation

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.

Prevention Focus

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.

Convenient Option

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.

AboutOur Center

Virtual Reality Stone Removal

Symptoms of
Kidney Stones

Are you experiencing pain in your side and back, pain while urinating, and nausea? The symptoms that you experience with kidney stones can change as the stone moves through your urinary tract. Understanding kidney stones can help you know when to seek medical attention.

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Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the surgical removal of kidney stones through a minimally invasive approach. It's often used for larger or irregularly shaped stones.

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Ureteroscopy utilizes a small scope to provide visibility to the ureter and remove stones that are close to the bladder. The stone can be removed with a small basket or fragmented with a laser or shockwaves.

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With Laser Lithotripsy, a laser is used to break stones into very small pieces. The pieces can then be removed during the same procedure or pass out of the body through urine.

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is one of the most common treatments for kidney stones. High-energy shock waves are directed at a kidney stone, causing it to break apart.

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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.


Immediate help when you call. Our urologists strive to offer treatment 48-72 hours after diagnosis and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Dedicated kidney stone surgical suite 5 days per week for fast and effective treatment, so we can provide relief in just a few days.


Virtual reality provides tailored treatment. It is our goal to get you from STONE to HOME as quickly as possible.

Success Stories

Kidney Stone Patient Stephen Klarich

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.”


Private PPOs, HMOs, Medicare, and Medi-Cal are accepted at our Orange location. Please call to confirm your specific plan.