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

Dr. Fadi Eliya is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. These areas are among Dr. Eliya's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eliya takes. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Farmington, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Cher is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Cher has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave Dr. Triest a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Triest include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Triest has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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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 is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Lucas attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lucas include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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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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