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Dr. Uday M Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, 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. Sejal Pravin Sarolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1250 Creekway Drive; Suite 200
Sugar Land, 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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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca works as a nephrologist. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Billy Gilbert's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Gilbert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rupal Patel works as a nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Shearer's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Shearer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shearer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. June Yao practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Yao is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yao 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Boon is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land 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. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Boon attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Boon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Spencer Su is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Su's areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Lei Chu, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lei Chu sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Chu's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chu's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Finch works as a nephrologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Finch attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finch include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finch takes. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Finch is open to 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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muniz include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Dr. Katherine Timmins Vollmers, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Vollmers is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Baytown, TX, Webster, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Vollmers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Vollmers's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Steven Maislos is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Dr. Maislos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maislos accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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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