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We found 22 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Nejd F Alsikafi, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Alsikafi graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Alsikafi completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Lombard, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Patel is rated highly 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 Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lindgren an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya is an adult nephrologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S 1st Avenue; 101-1740 Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry is an urologist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. Dr. Perry honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Perry's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Prostate Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Olufenwa Famakinwa Milhouse, MD
Specializes in Urology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Olufenwa Milhouse works as an urologist in Lombard, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Milhouse include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. Dr. Milhouse's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Milhouse's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milhouse takes. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Incontinence, Kidney Stones

Dr. Karen A Griffin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Karen Griffin's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Griffin's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean O Ung, MD
Specializes in Urology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jean Ung, who practices in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ung's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ung takes. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ung is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ahmer V Farooq, DO
Specializes in Urology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Ahmer Farooq is an urologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Farooq's clinical interests encompass kidney stones and robotic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Midwestern University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Farooq (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Farooq is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David J Leehey, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. David Leehey's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Leehey attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Leehey focuses on kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Leehey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leehey has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

Dr. Thomas Maynard Tucker Turk, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Turk's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Turk include kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney cancer. Dr. Turk is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Turk has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Anis Abdul Rauf, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Anis Rauf's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rauf's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rauf (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rauf is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernst W Lisek IV, MD
Specializes in Urology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ernst Lisek is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Winfield, IL, Lisle, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Lisek's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and infertility. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lisek has an open panel.

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

Dr. Julia Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Julia Schneider's specialty is adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Schneider takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Branch, MD
Specializes in Urology
2160 S First Avenue; (17w740 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Branch practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Branch's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Anuradha Wadhwa, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Anuradha Wadhwa is a nephrologist in Maywood, IL. She attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Wadhwa honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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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.