We found 6 providers with an interest in kidney failure near Missouri City, TX.

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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Baranowska-Daca studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7500 Beechnut; Suite 262
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samir Sahai's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Sahai's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sahai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Vasculitis, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judson Malcome Severson, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7777 Sw Freeway; Suite 1052
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Judson Severson is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Severson is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Severson is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Paolo C Champion, MD
Specializes in Urology
7777 Southwest Freeway; #1032
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paolo Champion's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Champion takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Champion performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6218 Hwy 6; Suite B
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli is a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Kohli's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 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. Kohli accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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What is Kidney Failure?

Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located under the ribs near the spine. They work to remove waste and excess fluids from the body through the urine. When the kidneys are no longer working well enough for a person to live without interventions such as dialysis or a kidney transplant, it is considered kidney failure. Kidney (sometimes called renal) failure can happen suddenly, usually after surgery or an injury to the kidneys. It can also happen slowly after many years of chronic kidney disease.

The most common causes of kidney failure by far are diabetes and high blood pressure. Some other causes of chronic kidney disease are conditions such as HIV or polycystic kidney disease, inherited problems with the kidneys, or large amounts of drugs or medications that damage the kidneys.

The symptoms of kidney failure are extremely varied and depend on whether the kidney failure happened suddenly or over time. Some of the more common symptoms are fluid retention and swelling, decreased urine output, shortness of breath, fatigue, and itching as toxins begin to build up in the body.

A doctor can check kidney function with blood tests to see how well the kidneys are filtering the blood, urine tests to check for the presence of blood or protein, or blood pressure tests. High blood pressure can cause kidney disease, but kidney failure can also cause high blood pressure.

Kidney failure is a serious condition. Sometimes, if the condition happened suddenly, the problem that caused the kidney failure can be reversed and the patient can recover. More often, patients with kidney failure will rely on dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay healthy.

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