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Dr. Sri G Yarlagadda, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Sri Yarlagadda is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarlagadda include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Ahmad Mahdi Tuffaha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Ahmad Tuffaha is an adult nephrology specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuffaha include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Tuffaha is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Tuffaha attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Dr. Erasmo I Serrano, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
119 N. Parker Street; #291
Olathe, KS
 

Dr. Erasmo Serrano is a medical specialist in emergency medicine. These areas are among Dr. Serrano's clinical interests: graves disease, atrial fibrillation, and wheezing. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Serrano is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Specializes in Urology
20375 West 151st Street; Suite 201
Olathe, KS
 

Dr. W. Johnson specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Overland Park, KS and Olathe, KS. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, kidney stones, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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All Interests: Infertility, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones

Dr. Andrew B Morris, MBA, DO
Specializes in Urology
20375 West 151st Street; Suite 201
Olathe, KS
 

Dr. Andrew Morris works as an urologist. Dr. Morris is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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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