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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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Higuchi include prostate problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higuchi accepts. Dr. Higuchi attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Cost works as a pediatric urologist in Aurora, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cost takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Cost attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Cost's 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. She has a special interest in testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Dr. Wilson attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 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.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Penile Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeff Campbell is a pediatric urologist in Aurora, CO and Broomfield, CO. After completing medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. Campbell is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Melisha Hanna is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Aurora, CO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Hanna attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hanna is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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). Dr. Goebel speaks German. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Goebel attended Heidelberg University for medical school. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Incontinence, Interstitial Nephritis, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Seth Furgeson's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Furgeson is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. John Carson is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. 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 clinical interests encompass polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carson is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. He has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease, intensive care, and autoimmune disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Montford attended 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. His distinctions include: Fellow of the Year, UC Hospital Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program and Chief Nephrology Fellow, UC Hospital Department of Renal Disease and Hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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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.