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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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and shock wave lithotripsy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazda takes. Dr. Mazda is professionally 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 genital warts, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Michaels is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is 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 an urologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuster include erectile dysfunction (impotence), shock wave lithotripsy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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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Specializes in Urology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2500, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Narepalem is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Narepalem has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Narepalem trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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.