We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Cigna near Dallas, TX.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Roe is 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roe honors. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Roe is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Shuford specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Dallas, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Shuford attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shuford include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Fine practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Fine has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Fine has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sana Ahmed is an adult nephrology specialist. She has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney function monitoring. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from Dow Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Eric Smith works as an urologist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Smith has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao practices family medicine and general pediatrics. She speaks Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xiao include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Xiao's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Lewisville. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Xiao attended Harbin Medical University for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Xiao an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Xiao honors.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Heller is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. Dr. Heller is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gates Colbert is an adult nephrology specialist in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Colbert's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Parkland Community Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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