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

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). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Miocinovic graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Miocinovic is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. His clinical interests include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bockrath attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

Dr. Jean Ung works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ung include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Ung's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ung is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Olufenwa Milhouse works as an urologist in Lombard, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Milhouse include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. Dr. Milhouse is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Milhouse's office for an appointment. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete 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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Merrick is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Midwest Health. Dr. Merrick has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ernst Lisek practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lisek include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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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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