We found 24 providers with an interest in kidney stones near Beverly Hills, CA.

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

Dr. Soroush Ramin is an urologist and cancer surgeon in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gerhard Fuchs is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Fuchs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Keck Medicine of USC and Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Heidelberg University and the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fuchs has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Teaching recognition American Urological Association; and Excellence in Teaching Award (USC Department of Urology). Dr. Fuchs 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. Dino T Deconcini, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
8631 W Third Street; Suite 715e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dino Deconcini specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Deconcini honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deconcini attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Deconcini completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deconcini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Deconcini is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Linehan is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Linehan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Linehan's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. David Josephson works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Josephson include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Josephson performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Josephson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elaine Kamil's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kamil include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kamil accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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, Hemodialysis, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Kim works as an urologist in Los Angeles, CA. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kim attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Kim has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Payman Vahedifar is an adult nephrologist and geriatrician in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Vahedifar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, nutrition counseling, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vahedifar (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Vahedifar is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Ng's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ng include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ng takes CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ng has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite #485w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Shrinath Barathan's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Barathan studied medicine at Vinnitsa National Medical University. His training includes residency programs at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, urinary retention, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Barathan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barathan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Pompa practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Pompa graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pompa completed a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pompa include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Pompa's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pompa accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pompa is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8635 W. Third Street; West Medical Office Tower, Suite 485w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joel Mittleman is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mittleman attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gladys Ng works as an urologist in Burbank, CA, Northridge, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ng include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). Dr. Ng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Philip Yalowitz practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yalowitz include kidney stones and prostate cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Yalowitz graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yalowitz is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Sharron Mee, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include kidney stones. Dr. Mee's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mee attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mee's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

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

Dr. Ramin Gabbai works as a nephrologist. In addition to English, Dr. Gabbai (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabbai accepts.

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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.

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