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Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 315
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Eliya trained at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Michael Cher specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Detroit, MI, Farmington, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cher include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and adrenal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cher trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Triest, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Triest works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Triest include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Triest is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Triest has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Steven Mark Lucas, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 300
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Steven Lucas practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Farmington, MI. Dr. Lucas graduated from Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Lucas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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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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