We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Shield of California near Van Nuys, CA.

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ramin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Ramin has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 300
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Glick practices adult nephrology in North Hollywood, CA and Van Nuys, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Glick's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glick honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Glick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Liebross include menopause, kidney stones, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Liebross average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Liebross's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Liebross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Stuart Romoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Romoff's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Romoff completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Romoff's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Romoff has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gladys Yee Duen Ng, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 604
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ng specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include 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. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ng speaks Cantonese.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 225
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Noha Barsoum specializes in adult nephrology. She attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsoum completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Barsoum's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Barsoum has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Mischel, who practices in Van Nuys, CA and Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Mischel is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Mischel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Caroline Lee Wallner, MD
Specializes in Urology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 604
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Wallner practices urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and urge incontinence (overactive bladder). Dr. Wallner's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Wallner's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico is an adult nephrologist in Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Di Domenico's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of UPMC Presbyterian's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Di Domenico is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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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