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We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Thurman Ross' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Ross takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Marco Camuzzi is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Camuzzi graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Camuzzi trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Diabetes, Nephrostomy, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chester Wilmot is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Wilmot speaks Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Nephrectomy, Vasectomy, Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cesar Abreu is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abreu's residency was performed 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. Dr. Abreu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Nephrectomy, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mitchell Klavans is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klavans's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Klavans completed residency programs at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Klavans has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Lombard is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lombard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Female Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Testicular Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Stafford is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stafford include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He 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. Before completing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Stafford attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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.