We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Aurora, CO.

UCHealth - Ty Higuchi MD PhD
Specializes in Urology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Ty Higuchi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Higuchi include prostate problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Higuchi graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higuchi accepts.

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Dr. Nicholas Glenn Cost, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Nicholas Cost specializes in pediatric urology. These areas are among Dr. Cost's clinical interests: cancer surgery, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cost takes. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cost completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Training, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Kidney ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Shandra Wilson MD
Specializes in Urology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Shandra Wilson, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Dr. Jeffrey Brian Campbell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jeff Campbell is a pediatric urology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Campbell focuses on surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Jens Wolf-Dieter Goebel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
13123 E 16th Avenue; 328
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jens Goebel is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His education and training includes medical school at Heidelberg University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Goebel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. Dr. Goebel is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Dr. Melisha G Hanna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Melisha Hanna's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Hanna's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. John Manning Carson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Carson's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Carson's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Carson attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Dr. Seth B Furgeson, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12605 E. 16th Avenue; 1st Floor, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Seth Furgeson's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Furgeson attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is especially interested in polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Dr. John R Montford, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Montford's specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass polycystic kidney disease, intensive care, and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Montford's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA). His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Montford is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the Year, UC Hospital Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program and Chief Nephrology Fellow, UC Hospital Department of Renal Disease and Hypertension.

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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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