We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept HFN EPO near Geneva, IL.

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Dr. Michael Arshad Rashid, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
308 Randall Road; Suite C
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rashid is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Rashid is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rashid is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
308 Randall Road; Suite C
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. John Plante's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Plante's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Plante's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John G Christensen Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
308 Randall Road; Suite C
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. John Christensen practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Christensen's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, incontinence, and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Christensen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Christensen is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eric L Lenting, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
308 Randall Road; Suite C
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Eric Lenting works as an urologist in Winfield, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lenting include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lenting takes. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lenting has an open panel.

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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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