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Dr. Jae Heon Kim
Urinary Stone Disease (USD)
Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Jae Heon Kim is a physician at the Department of Urology in the Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital, where he did his internship and residency. Dr. Jae Heon Kim graduated in 2001 from the Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine. In 2012, he earned a PhD from Korea University College of Medicine. He worked as a visiting doctor at Stanford University Medical Center's Urologic Oncology Center and Robotic Surgery Center from 2016 to 2017. Dr Jae Heon Kim specializes in treating Urinary Stone Diseases (USD). Many urinary stones, particularly those with a diameter of 4 to 5 mm or less, are likely to move spontaneously via the urinary tract, but this may take several weeks. Some medications, such as an alpha-blocker, may be used to help a stone pass. But surgical treatment becomes necessary if the stones are bigger and also producing symptoms such as pain, blood in urine/infection, or kidney blockage. Dr. Jae Heon Kim removes a urinary stone with the help of a ureteroscope. A camera is linked to a short wire that is put into the urethra and passed into the bladder. Dr. Jae Heon King then snags the stone and removes it with a tiny cage. To prevent urinary stone disease, Dr. Jae Heon Kim recommends drinking enough water. Stones can also be avoided by eating oxalate-rich foods in moderation and lowering salt and animal protein intake. If you have a kidney stone or you're at risk for a kidney stone, consult with Dr. Jae Heon Kim, and he will guide you about the best methods of prevention.