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

Dr. Gerhard Fuchs' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Fuchs's areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Fuchs studied medicine at Heidelberg University and the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuchs's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Teaching recognition American Urological Association; and Excellence in Teaching Award (USC Department of Urology).

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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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramin include urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Linehan's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Duarte, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Linehan include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Linehan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Linehan welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Deconcini's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Deconcini attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency 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) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. David Josephson specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Josephson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, testicular cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Dr. Josephson is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Josephson completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Josephson accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Freedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Freedman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He 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). Dr. Freedman has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Philip Yalowitz is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in kidney stones and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Dr. Yalowitz graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Yalowitz average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Payman Vahedifar is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Vahedifar average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vahedifar's clinical interests include kidney stones, nutrition counseling, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vahedifar has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vahedifar (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Nutrition Counseling, ... (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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ng's areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ng has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Gladys Ng is an urologist in Burbank, CA, Northridge, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ng's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Ng performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Cantonese.

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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 870w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kim is an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kim's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Robert Pompa is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients gave Dr. Pompa an average rating 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 studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pompa completed a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. 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 Urology
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 1 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sharron Mee's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Mee focuses on kidney stones. Dr. Mee is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Mee has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Transplant Surgery
8900 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Tsuyoshi Todo is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Todo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Liver Disease, Liver Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Hepatectomy, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ramin Gabbai is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Gabbai attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gabbai include kidney stones, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gabbai accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Gabbai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Persian. He is 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.