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We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Olathe, KS.

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

Dr. Sri Yarlagadda specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Yarlagadda completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yarlagadda is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Tuffaha attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Tuffaha is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erasmo Serrano's area of specialization is emergency medicine. Dr. Serrano graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. His areas of expertise include graves disease, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Serrano is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, kidney stones, and infertility. Dr. Johnson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Morris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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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.