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We found 22 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Uday Khosla practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khosla include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Khosla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khosla is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice 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 is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests 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. Patel takes. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Humaira Khawaja Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise include kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lawrence Owen Iii Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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. Baum's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Paolo Charles Champion, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Paolo Champion is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Champion completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champion accepts. Dr. Champion is accepting 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 is a nephrologist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca 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. Henry Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pham is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kevin Guy Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nickell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Nickell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. John Boon's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Boon average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon's areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Boon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Spencer Su practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Su is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Su graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Zvi J Schiffman, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zui Schiffman practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Schiffman is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schiffman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Zachary Robert Mucher, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zachary Mucher is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mucher graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mucher's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo practices general surgery in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Steven Maislos' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Maislos average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Maislos is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.