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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mukesh Sinha works as a nephrologist in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Sinha takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sinha graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa is a nephrologist and geriatrician in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munikrishnappa include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munikrishnappa takes. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. For his residency, Dr. Munikrishnappa trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Munikrishnappa's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Shalin Patel's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rahul Prakash works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Prakash's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with 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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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

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

Dr. Rupi Chatha's area of specialization is nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Chatha's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chatha honors. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Chatha attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chatha has an open panel.

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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.