Author Archives: Dr. Manoj Monga

About Dr. Manoj Monga

Manoj Monga, MD, is a Professor of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ask KidneyStoners.org: Should I have ureteroscopy on both my kidneys at once?

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In our “Ask KidneyStoners.org” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See previous questions and answers here.   February 6, 2012 Question about having ureteroscopy on both kidneys at once “I’m having a ureteroscopy next week … Continue reading

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Ask us: Treatment options for a 6mm kidney stone

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In our “Ask a kidney stone doctor” section, we field questions from stone formers or their family members. See other questions and answers or ask your own question here.   January 10, 2012 Question about treatment options for a 6mm … Continue reading

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My stent hurts…what should I do?

80% of patients will have discomfort from their stent.  Often this is cramping in the bladder or in the kidney; at times worse with urinating.  A variety of medications can be tried to help with this: 1.  Alpha-blockers (flomax, uroxatral, … Continue reading

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New insights into stone formation at the American Urological Association meeting 2011

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  Why do stones form? Oxidative stress was the main topic of conversation at the American Urological Association meeting in Washington DC last week. Investigators from Valhalla NY reported that oxidative stress may facilitate calcium oxalate crystal formation. In turn, … Continue reading

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