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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Elmhurst, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests include genital warts, shock wave lithotripsy, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazda accepts. Dr. Mazda has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Mazda attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata.

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

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

Dr. Eli Michaels practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Michaels include genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Michaels performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Michaels 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: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Genital Warts, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Narendra Narepalem works as an urologist in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Narepalem include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Narepalem is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Narepalem trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,972
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $607
Dr. George A Schuster, MD
Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Schuster sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuster include erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schuster obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Schuster is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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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.

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