New (kidney) stone age

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New (kidney) stone age

Doctor at Mercy Regional uses tiny hole in back to solve painful problem
Dr. Jeffrey Jones joined Mercy Regional Medical Center in 2010, after 12 years keeping tabs on NASA astronauts and their kidneys. While in space, astronauts can be more susceptible to kidney stones. Jones uses a less-invasive procedure to remove stones. He just makes a small hole in a person’s back and kidney to remove stones. Before, incisions had to be made on the front side and then the kidney was cut open.
A tube is inserted through the body and kidney wall as shown in this graphic. A device that breaks up large stones in the kidney is inserted through the tube. Then the pieces are extracted from the kidney through the tube.
Dr. Jeffrey Jones once worked for NASA, which saw regular problems with astronauts’ kidneys. Now Jones toils in Durango, where he is keeping up with the newest kidney procedures.

New (kidney) stone age

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Dr. Jeffrey Jones joined Mercy Regional Medical Center in 2010, after 12 years keeping tabs on NASA astronauts and their kidneys. While in space, astronauts can be more susceptible to kidney stones. Jones uses a less-invasive procedure to remove stones. He just makes a small hole in a person’s back and kidney to remove stones. Before, incisions had to be made on the front side and then the kidney was cut open.
A tube is inserted through the body and kidney wall as shown in this graphic. A device that breaks up large stones in the kidney is inserted through the tube. Then the pieces are extracted from the kidney through the tube.
Dr. Jeffrey Jones once worked for NASA, which saw regular problems with astronauts’ kidneys. Now Jones toils in Durango, where he is keeping up with the newest kidney procedures.
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