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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Redentor Roy is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roy include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Roy is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Roy completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Sinha practices adult nephrology. Dr. Sinha's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and vasculitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa is an adult nephrology specialist. Before completing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Munikrishnappa attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Munikrishnappa include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Munikrishnappa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Munikrishnappa's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Shalin Patel works as a nephrologist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and anemia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rupinder Chatha's specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Clinical interests for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chatha takes. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Chatha welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Prakash's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Prakash has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Prakash include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Prakash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

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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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