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We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Total Health Care near Dearborn, MI.

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

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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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. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and polycystic kidney disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Cher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cher has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care.

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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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Dearborn, MI and Detroit, MI. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Triest's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Triest takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Triest has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Steven Lucas is an urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lucas include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lucas attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Lucas's professional affiliations include 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.