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

Dr. Gerhard Fuchs' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Fuchs highly, giving him an average of 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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. Dr. Fuchs's 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)

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

Dr. Soroush Ramin's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He 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, 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's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Kamil's areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She is 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 a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Linehan completed her residency training at the University Medical Center, Tucson. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Linehan is open to 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's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Deconcini's clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deconcini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Deconcini is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Philip Yalowitz sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In Dr. Yalowitz's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones and prostate cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yalowitz is an in-network provider for 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. 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Josephson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, testicular cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Dr. Josephson is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Josephson is a graduate of 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. He is in-network for 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 Urology, Other
8635 W. Third Street; West Medical Office Tower, Suite 1-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ng is an urologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Ng is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ng completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ng has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Radical Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney ... (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 pediatric urologist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). Dr. Freedman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Freedman is professionally 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kim attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Payman Vahedifar, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include kidney stones, nutrition counseling, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vahedifar's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vahedifar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vahedifar (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His 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 sees patients in Burbank, CA, Northridge, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty 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 is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ng is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Ng completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, 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 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. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mee honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: 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 Urology
414 N Camden Drive; Suite 650
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Pompa is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Pompa is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pompa accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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 in West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Gabbai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabbai takes.

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8635 W 3rd 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) is conversant in Russian, Tamil, and Hindi. His clinical interests include kidney stones, urinary retention, and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He 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. Dr. Barathan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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