We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Uday Mohan Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khosla's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khosla's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rupal S Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rupal Patel's specialty is adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. In Dr. Chaudhary's practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chaudhary honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She graduated from Medical University of Lublin. These areas are among Dr. Baranowska-Daca's clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John Reynolds Boon, MD
Specializes in Urology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Boon's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boon graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Spencer Su sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Su welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Wesley Adam Mayer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 305
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Mayer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Maislos is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maislos studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lei Chu works as an urologist. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Dr. Chu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Medical Office Building 3, Suite 420
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Premal Joshi specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Joshi is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1250 Creekway Drive; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sejal Sarolia sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Sarolia's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sarolia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His practice 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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