Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Kimberle's Treatment for Kidney Stones Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Kimberle Salter's Treatment for Severe Kidney Stones My story had a happy ending. There was only only hospital Kim wanted to go for her kidney stones. Kim Salter cares passionately about her work as a film editor and photographer. So when the nagging pain she’d ignored for months suddenly became excrutiating, she knew there was only one place she wanted to go: Northwestern Memorial, where the science of healthcare is pursued as passionately as any art. Kim’s kidney stones were treated with shockwave lithotripsy, allowing her to quickly return to the work, and art, she loves. Interested in hearing more from Northwestern Medicine? Sign up for the Healthy Tips E‑Newsletter for everything from health and wellness ideas to patient breakthroughs to academic and medical advancements. 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