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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Bronze HMO 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's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. He 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. Dr. Roy studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Roy trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Thomas Tran Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Hoang works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Hoang attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Dr. Hoang has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 practices adult nephrology in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Sinha's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and vasculitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Sinha is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Munikrishnappa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Munikrishnappa attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for residency.

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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 area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rahul Prakash is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Prakash include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Prakash is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prakash takes. Dr. Prakash's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among Dr. Chatha's clinical interests: prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Chatha completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Maryum Zohair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maryum Zohair practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Zohair's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Zohair's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zohair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zohair is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Zohair is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zohair is accepting new patients.

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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.