We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Olathe, KS.

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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 sees patients in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarlagadda include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Yarlagadda is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Yarlagadda's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She 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, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, kidney stones, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Carondelet Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Johnson has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Infertility, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuffaha include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Tuffaha takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks 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. Andrew B Morris, MBA, DO
Specializes in Urology
20375 West 151st Street; Suite 201
Olathe, KS
 

Dr. Andrew Morris practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Overland Park, KS and Olathe, KS. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris honors. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with 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.

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