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Dr. Elie N Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saber attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Saber is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Syed-Shah Rahman Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency. He has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Rahman is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kwoh has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Mehreen S Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport's residency program. Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frommer include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Frommer is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Frommer obtained his medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Uday M Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khosla include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Khosla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khosla is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Khosla attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Dr. Binh Thai Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Binh Nguyen is a specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. 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. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He speaks Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tam Ho is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ho accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Sejal Pravin Sarolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sejal Sarolia is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Sarolia is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sarolia is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mary Denise Ruppe, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Ruppe practices adult endocrinology in Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, adolescent issues, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Ruppe is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Ruppe attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Ruppe has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Kidney Stones, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Parathyroid Disease

Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Goh is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goh's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Felipe N Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Flores-Sandoval's clinical interests include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Flores-Sandoval average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lawrence Owen Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Baum attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Baum honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ricardo R Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gonzalez include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Gonzalez has an open panel.

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Dr. David Frank Mobley, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Mobley's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Mobley trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. On average, patients gave Dr. Mobley a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mobley honors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mobley is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Karen A Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey is an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Delhey speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Delhey graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Delhey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Delhey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is open to 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.

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