We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Interplan near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Mail Stop #37
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Dr. Langman is conversant in French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Langman trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Langman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Langman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2300 Children's Plaza; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a pediatric urologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lindgren average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Lindgren's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong is a pediatric urology specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Gong's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gong speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffery Engel, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Geoffery Engel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Engel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Engel performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry works as an urologist in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Perry's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jawad Munir, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
210 S. Des Plaines
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jawad Munir's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at Nishtar Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Munir's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Munir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Wounds, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert B Nadler, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Suite 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nadler practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nadler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nadler is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie J Kielb, MD
Specializes in Urology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Kielb practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Chicago, IL. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kielb include bladder cancer, spinal cord injuries, and neurogenic bladder. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Kielb attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Kielb trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel P Dalton, MD
Specializes in Urology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1835; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Dalton's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a special interest in bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Patients gave Dr. Dalton an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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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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