Urinary stones in children are uncommon and require specialized care. The workup and treatment of pediatric stone disease is different in that children tend to have identifiable chemical imbalances, have a higher recurrence rate, are more susceptible to radiation from imaging studies and the smaller size of organs makes surgical treatment more difficult.

The mission of the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Kidney Stone Program is to provide comprehensive care to children and families with heightened attention to these issues. We are a multi-disciplinary team of urologic surgeons, pediatric nephrologists, nurses, registered dietitians and a social worker. We offer the most up-to-date minimally invasive treatments and prevention programs.

We have two clinic locations:

  • Pediatric KIDney Stone Clinic at the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center (ACC): We identify pediatric patients with kidney stones, evaluate them for other urologic abnormalities that are associated with kidney stones, and determine if the kidney stones require surgical management or can be observed. Pediatric patients who are first time kidney stone formers, or are new UC Davis Health, should be seen at this clinic.

  • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Stone Clinic (MPS) at the Glassrock Building: We provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients with kidney stone disease. This clinic brings together the knowledge and extensive experience of pediatric nephrologists, endourologists, a pediatric dietician and a social worker to help manage pediatric kidney stone patients who are at high risk for kidney stone recurrence. The emphasis of this clinic will be on imaging surveillance, and dietary and medical prevention for recurrent kidney stone disease.

For questions about our clinic and team, please contact Paula Wagner, N.P. at 916-734-8482.

Pediatric Urology

Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D.
Professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, Chief Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Jennifer Yang, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery

Noah Canvasser, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, Endourologic Surgery

Paula Wagner, N.P.      
Family Nurse Practitioner, Specialist Urology   

Pediatric Nephrology

Lavjay Butani, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology

Maha Haddad, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology

Food and Nutrition Services

Ashley Fuller. Pediatric Dietitian
Jennifer Mein, Pediatric Dietitian

Social Work

Vincent Fong, Social Worker