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2016 Top Doctors in Hawai‘i Finder

David S. Chou

MapPacific Urology
1029 Kapahulu Ave., Suite 306

Honolulu, HI 96816
  • Urology
  • O‘ahu


How do I lower my risk for kidney stones?

Kidney stones are hard, spherical mineral deposits that form inside the kidney or urinary tract. It is relatively common, with 1 in 20 people developing the condition some time in their lives and those with certain medical conditions, such as gout, are more susceptible. While most stones are non-life-threatening and eventually pass through the system, the experience is often very painful. Prevention of kidney stones depends partly on the particular type of the stone; however, dehydration plays a major role in the formation of all types of kidney stones, so staying well-hydrated and avoiding salt in the diet is particularly helpful in lowering kidney stone risks. Lemon juice added to water provides an additional benefit.

Special Expertise

Robotic Surgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Endourology, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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