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

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

Dr. Huma Rohail is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rohail is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rohail takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rohail's office for an appointment. Dr. Rohail is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rohail completed Dr. Rohail's residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lindgren attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lindgren include hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lindgren is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Rashid's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Rashid performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rashid accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. John M Bockrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
251 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. John Bockrath is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Naperville, IL and Westmont, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and brachytherapy (seed implants). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bockrath accepts. Dr. Bockrath graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. Dr. Bockrath is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes 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 is an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Trockman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trockman include prosthetics, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare POS, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Trockman's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Trockman attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Jonas Benson, who practices in Wheaton, IL and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Benson's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Benson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. John Plante's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Plante's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plante accepts. Dr. Plante's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Christensen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Christensen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His clinical interests include kidney stones, incontinence, and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). Dr. Christensen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Christensen has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Pandya specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Kozeny, who practices in Winfield, IL and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Kozeny has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ernest Dejesus specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. Dr. Dejesus accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Dejesus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kyle J Kiriluk, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Kyle Kiriluk's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kiriluk include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kiriluk attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kiriluk trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kiriluk is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ung's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ung's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Challenger, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Robert Challenger practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Wheaton, IL and Geneva, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Challenger attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Challenger include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Challenger's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Schlieben works as a nephrologist in Naperville, IL. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Schlieben is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Schlieben is accepting 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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