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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 and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarlagadda include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks 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 nephrologist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tuffaha's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tuffaha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Tuffaha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 medical specialty is emergency medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Serrano is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Serrano attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. W. Johnson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on urologic (genitourinary) cancer, kidney stones, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Morris is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Morris completed his residency training 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.