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

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

Dr. Amit Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miocinovic's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Miocinovic is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lindgren an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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.

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

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

Dr. John Bockrath is an urologist. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bockrath include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bockrath's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Milhouse include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. Dr. Milhouse's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Milhouse's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milhouse takes. She has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ung's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ung takes. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ung is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Merrick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Midwest Health. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Merrick has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 in Winfield, IL, Lisle, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Lisek's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lisek 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.