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We found 4 providers matching shock wave lithotripsy and who accept Unicare PPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Firdausi F Mazda, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Firdausi Mazda is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Mazda's clinical interests: urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, HPV, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Eli Kasimir Michaels, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Eli Michaels' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Michaels honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Michaels is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Genital Warts, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Schuster, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Schuster is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Schuster completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Infertility, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Narepalem at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,972
  • Medicare Cost: $607

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What is Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

Stones are formed when mineral deposits build up and harden in an organ or gland. For example, your urine contains minerals that can form crystals and result in kidney or bladder stones. Stones can also occur in other parts of your body, like your mouth. Salivary gland stones form when the chemicals in your saliva harden and get stuck in the tiny ducts of your salivary glands. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms associated with stones.

Lithotripsy is a procedure used to break up small stones. Shock wave lithotripsy, the most common type of lithotripsy and least invasive way of treating stones, does this using high-powered sound waves. This procedure can treat many types of stones in the body, but it is most frequently used for urinary stones, such as kidney and bladder stones.

Shock wave lithotripsy can be done in one of two ways. Conventionally, this procedure is performed when you are sitting in a tub of water, and the sound waves travel through the water to your body. A more recent alternative is to send the shock waves through cushions while you are lying on a table. Although shock wave lithotripsy is not surgery and requires no cutting, you will be given anesthesia before the procedure. Your body should be able to pass the broken-up urinary stones naturally in your urine after treatment. For other types of stones, another minimally invasive procedure may be required to remove stone fragments left by shock wave lithotripsy.