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

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Patel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miocinovic's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Robotic Prostatectomy, Prostate ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Bockrath's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Bockrath's clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Olufenwa Milhouse is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Milhouse include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Incontinence, Kidney Stones

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

Dr. Jean Ung's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ung honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Ung trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Vasectomy, Urodynamics, Lithotripsy, Prostate ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Merrick specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Winfield, IL, Lombard, IL, and Lisle, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Merrick honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Merrick attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Midwest Health.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

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. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lisek is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Lisek attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

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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.