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We found 6 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Redentor Antonio R Romero Roy, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Redentor Roy is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Roy trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Roy include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roy accepts. Dr. Roy is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Munikrishnappa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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. 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

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sinha, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Sinha's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and vasculitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sinha attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rupinder K Chatha, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rupinder Chatha is an adult nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. Dr. Chatha is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Chatha completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Shalin Dinesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Shalin Patel is an adult nephrology specialist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Cypress, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rahul Prakash, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Prakash sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prakash include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prakash honors. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College.

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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.