We found 23 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana PPO near Lisle, IL.

Dr. Ernest F De Jesus, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Ernest Dejesus works as a nephrologist. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Dejesus completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dejesus is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis

Dr. Michael Arshad Rashid, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rashid is an urologist in Geneva, IL, Winfield, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rashid include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Rashid is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rashid completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Huma Q Rohail, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 410
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Huma Rohail practices adult nephrology in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Rohail has indicated that Dr. Rohail's clinical interests include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rohail is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rohail takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rohail's office for an appointment. Dr. Rohail attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete Dr. Rohail's residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rohail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 South County Farm Road; Suite B
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Plante practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Plante accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Plante's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, 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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All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, MD
Specializes in Urology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 301
Naperville, 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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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 410
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Pandya has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pandya completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Pandya is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
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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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Lithotripsy, Laser Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett A Trockman, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Brett Trockman practices urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Trockman's areas of expertise include prosthetics, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Trockman's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John G Christensen Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. John Christensen specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Wheaton, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, incontinence, and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Christensen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Christensen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonas Samuel Benson, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jonas Benson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Benson's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Kozeny, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 410
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Kozeny is an adult nephrology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kozeny's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kozeny accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr. Eric L Lenting, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Eric Lenting is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lenting include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Lenting is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lenting's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph Kropp, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kropp practices adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kropp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. David J Schlieben, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 410
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David Schlieben's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Schlieben is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Schlieben welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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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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