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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. Dr. Miocinovic is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Amit Patel works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. John Bockrath is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Bockrath studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bockrath trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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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 in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Lindgren is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lindgren's 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Patients rated Dr. Ung highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ung honors. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is open to 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Milhouse include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milhouse takes. She is open to new patients. Dr. Milhouse graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Winfield, IL, Lombard, IL, and Lisle, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Merrick include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Midwest Health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Merrick performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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 urologist in Winfield, IL, Lisle, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lisek include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting 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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