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Dr. Gerhard J Fuchs, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gerhard Fuchs practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Los Angeles, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Fuchs average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fuchs include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC and Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuchs studied medicine at Heidelberg University and the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Teaching recognition American Urological Association; and Excellence in Teaching Award (USC Department of Urology). He is conversant in German.

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All Interests: Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, Men's Health Issues, Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
8635 West Third Street; Suite 1165-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elaine Kamil, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamil takes. Dr. Kamil obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Kamil is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer A Linehan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Linehan is an urologist and surgical oncologist. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center, Tucson's residency program. Dr. Linehan's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Linehan speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Bladder Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
8631 W Third Street; Suite 715e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dino Deconcini is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deconcini takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Deconcini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
8635 West 3rd Street; Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Yalowitz is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones and prostate cancer. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yalowitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Yalowitz graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Yalowitz trained at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Urology
8635 W. Third Street; West Medical Office Tower, Suite 1w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Josephson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, testicular cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Josephson studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Josephson has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Josephson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Josephson is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Radical Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Robotic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
8635 W. Third Street; West Medical Office Tower, Suite 1-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ng is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Ng is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ng is in-network for several insurance carriers, including CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Urology
8635 W. 3rd Street; West Medical Office Tower, Suite 1w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Bui's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Bui's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bui completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Pyeloplasty, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
8635 W Third Street; Suite 1070-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Freedman specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freedman attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Freedman is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Hydrocele

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Specializes in Urology
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 870w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kim specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
8635 W 3rd Street; Ste# 865w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Payman Vahedifar specializes in adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include kidney stones, nutrition counseling, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vahedifar's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Vahedifar attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Vahedifar (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Vahedifar's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gladys Yee Duen Ng, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ng is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ng's clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ng speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 1 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sharron Mee sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mee attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones. Patients rated Dr. Mee highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mee accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Urology
414 N Camden Drive; Suite 650
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Pompa is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pompa include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at White Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pompa is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 403
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Gabbai practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gabbai include kidney stones, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gabbai has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Gabbai attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Gabbai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart ... (Read more)

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What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are hard deposits that form in the kidneys, made up of minerals that are normally present in urine. They can vary in size, from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a nickel, occasionally even larger. Sometimes they lodge in the kidney, and sometimes they break free and make their way out through the urinary tract, which can be extremely painful.

Kidney stones can be smooth or jagged and are yellow to brown in color. They are mostly comprised of the minerals calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus. Examining the stones to see what they are made of can show what caused the stone to be formed in the first place. For example, a stone made of mostly calcium, which is the most common type, can happen any time the urine becomes too concentrated due to dehydration or a blockage in the kidney. A uric acid stone forms when acid levels in the urine get too high, usually due to excessive consumption of animal protein such as meat and fish. A struvite stone is a sign of certain infections, and a cystine stone can be due to a genetic disorder that raises the risk of kidney stones.

The most common symptom of kidney stones is pain, either in the back or lower abdomen, or severe pain when urinating. There may also be blood in the urine. Treatment for kidney stones depends on how large the stone is. Very small stones can pass out of the body on their own, and they do not require treatment other than drinking adequate water and taking pain killers. Larger stones need to be broken apart and removed. The main treatment options are:

  • Shock wave lithotripsy, which uses sound wave vibrations to break apart the stone
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, or the use of a very tiny tool (like a wire inserted through the back) to break apart and remove the stone
  • Ureteroscopy, a thin tube inserted through the urethra and bladder to the stone, where tiny tools can grasp the stone and remove it

People who have had one kidney stone are at risk of developing another. To reduce this risk, patients are given instructions specific to the type of stone they developed. Generally the instructions will include drinking more water to dilute the urine, but it may also involve lowering sodium intake or eating less meat.