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

Specializes in Urology, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gerhard Fuchs is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fuchs include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuchs accepts. He attended medical school at Heidelberg University and the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Teaching recognition American Urological Association; and Excellence in Teaching Award (USC Department of Urology). Dr. Fuchs speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Keck Medicine of USC and Cedars-Sinai.

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

Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramin honors. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Linehan's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Linehan completed a residency program at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Areas of expertise for Dr. Linehan include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Linehan is professionally 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Josephson is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Josephson has received the following distinction: 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)

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

Dr. Dino Deconcini is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Deconcini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Deconcini is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deconcini welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Elaine Kamil specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kamil include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamil honors. Dr. Kamil's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 Pediatric Urology
8635 W Third Street; Suite 1070-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Freedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Freedman include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to 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). Dr. Freedman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Philip Yalowitz's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yalowitz include kidney stones and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yalowitz has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Payman Vahedifar's medical specialty is adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Vahedifar's clinical interests include kidney stones, nutrition counseling, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Vahedifar's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vahedifar (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Los Angeles, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ng average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ng's clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He accepts CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ng is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Shrinath Barathan, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Barathan (or staff) speaks Russian, Tamil, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, urinary retention, and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from Vinnitsa National Medical University and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an urologist in Beverly Hills, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pompa include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pompa is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pompa trained at White Memorial Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

Specializes in Urology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ng's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ng attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Sharron Mee's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mee include kidney stones. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mee accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mee's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinctions: 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 is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabbai include kidney stones, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gabbai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Gabbai completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gabbai (or staff) speaks 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.

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