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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Alsikafi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Alsikafi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lindgren a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindgren include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lindgren attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lindgren completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

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

Dr. Amit Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Perry graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Perry's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Turk's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Turk include kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and kidney cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Turk is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya sees patients in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Karen A Griffin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 W. Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Karen Griffin works as an adult nephrologist in Maywood, IL. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Griffin's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Griffin trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ahmer Farooq, who practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hines, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones and robotic surgery. Dr. Farooq's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Farooq (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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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 is a Maywood, IL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leehey include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leehey is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Anis Rauf sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Rauf takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). 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 professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Olufenwa Milhouse is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Milhouse honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Incontinence, Kidney Stones

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

Dr. Julia Schneider is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Schneider takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Schneider attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schneider speaks Russian. She is professionally 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Branch include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Branch attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Branch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

Dr. Jean Ung sees patients in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lombard, IL. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ung has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ung honors. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Ung completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Larissa Bresler, MD
Specializes in Urology
5000 S 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Larissa Bresler is an urologist in Maywood, IL, Hines, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. These areas are among Dr. Bresler's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Bresler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Anuradha Wadhwa's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Wadhwa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.