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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 specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Langman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langman takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Langman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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 specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lindgren attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 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 is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Geoffery Engel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Engel attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Engel average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel honors. Dr. Engel has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kent Perry is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Perry is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Perry has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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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Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; #24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Chicago, IL and Westchester, IL. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Gong completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gong include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Gong takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Robert B Nadler, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nadler is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Dr. Nadler is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nadler attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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; Arkes 950
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Kielb is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Kielb completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, spinal cord injuries, and neurogenic bladder. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kielb's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Dalton is an urologist in Chicago, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Dr. Dalton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dalton completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dalton's professional affiliations include 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: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Jawad Munir's areas of specialization are adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Munir include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Munir takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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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.