Stone Disease Patient Advisory Group
The Patient Advisory Group was set up in November 2009 by the BAUS Section of Endourology and includes two surgeons (one of whom must be a member of the Section of Endourology Executive Committee) and five patient representatives.
The purpose of the group is to seek patients' views and advice on:
- the needs & requirements for information about stone disease
- research priorities and input into trial design & management
- service design and improved facilities for treating stone disease
I think I might have a stone ...
Click here for more information about what you should do if you suspect you have kidney stones. The article gives background information, discusses how your condition will be assessed and explains how your stones may be managed.
I have some questions about my condition ...
Click here to see FAQs (frequently-asked questions) about stones. All these questions have, at some time, been raised by patients, carers, relatives and families. The answers are, inevitably, brief but have been assembled to give a simple but accurate summary of the underlying problem.
I need to find a stone surgeon ...
Click here to go to the "Find A Surgeon" section where you will see a list of approximately 500 surgeons who specialise in Endourology. To narrow your search down even further (e.g. by region or by hospital), select from the appropriate drop-down lists on the right and then click the "Search Surgeons" button.
The group's first priority is to ensure that patients with a kidney stone have ready access to information and are able to find their nearest stone surgeon quickly & easily.