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

Dr. An Ngoc Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. An Hoang, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Dr. Hoang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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

Dr. Uday Khosla's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Khosla's clinical interests include 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. 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. Dr. Khosla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goh takes 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goh has an open panel.

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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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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

Dr. Zachary Mucher's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Mucher attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mucher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lawrence Owen 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). These areas are among Dr. Baum's clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Baum trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sejal Sarolia's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sarolia studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Sarolia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He 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, who practices in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She graduated from Medical University of Lublin. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Henry Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pham attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Nickell specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Nickell average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nickell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nickell completed his residency training 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Chaudhary has a special interest 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chaudhary completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Paolo Champion's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Champion's clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Champion obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Schiffman is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schiffman include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Dr. Schiffman is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Schiffman has an open panel. He studied medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lei Chu specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chu studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu takes. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She welcomes 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). These areas are among Dr. Boon's clinical interests: kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Boon 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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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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