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

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

Dr. Firdausi Mazda sees patients in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Mazda takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has an open panel.

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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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Michaels accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Schuster is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuster takes.

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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 is an urologist. Dr. Narepalem has a special interest in cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Narepalem's medical residency was performed 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • 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.