Kidney stone service

Referrals

Making a referral

We accept referrals where stones have been diagnosed using imaging, preferably CT scan. We don't accept referrals without imaging.

We accept routine referrals from local GPs and from the emergency departments (A&E) at St Thomas' and Lewisham hospitals.

We also accept tertiary referrals for patients with complex conditions.

We offer lithototripsy to patients seen at our hospital and our network partners:

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
  • King's College Hospital
  • Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley
  • Lewisham Hospital

Urgent referrals

Please send urgent referrals by email and mark as urgent.

Colic clinic (for patients with ureteric stones only)

Doctors in the emergency departments (A&E) at St Thomas' and Lewisham hospitals can refer patients directly using DrDoctor

Time to clinic depends on size of the stone. It will be decided by the referring doctor according to our stone unit protocol.

Emergency lithotripsy

Please email referrals to [email protected] for emergency lithotripsy from:

  • Lewisham Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich
  • King's College Hospital
  • Princess Royal University Hospital Bromley.

Patients will be treated on the next working day whenever possible.

Ureteric stones

Please advise patients with ureteric stones to catch or sieve their urine. They can tell us if they have passed the stone by emailing [email protected].

Last updated: March 2022

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