We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Cesar R Abreu, MD
Specializes in Urology
501 S Lincoln Avenue; Suite 11
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Abreu practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Abreu graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. William T Stafford, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Stafford sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stafford's clinical interests include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stafford trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stafford takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Mitchell Scott Klavans, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Klavans practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Clearwater, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Klavans is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Klavans has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Dr. Marco A Camuzzi, DO
Specializes in Urology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Marco Camuzzi works as an urologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Camuzzi performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Camuzzi is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Thurman Johnson Ross Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thurman Ross works as an urologist. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Ross is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Dr. Chester C Wilmot, MD
Specializes in Urology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Chester Wilmot is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Wilmot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Wilmot trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Wilmot is conversant in Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Lombard, DO
Specializes in Urology
2039 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lombard's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lombard is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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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