We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept CIGNA EPO near Hinsdale, IL.

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Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren works as a pediatric urologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lindgren trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Lindgren welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Av; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Bockrath accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Bockrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ung include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ung obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Olufenwa Famakinwa Milhouse, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Olufenwa Milhouse's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. Dr. Milhouse is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Milhouse graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Incontinence, Kidney Stones

Dr. Paul F Merrick, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S. Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Paul Merrick's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Merrick's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Merrick is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Merrick completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, MD
Specializes in Urology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Miocinovic include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miocinovic attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Miocinovic is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ernst W Lisek IV, MD
Specializes in Urology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ernst Lisek is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Lisek's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Lisek attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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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