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

Dr. Lawrence Baum's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Baum 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Baum attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Baum's practice is open to 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. Henry Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pham performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Nickell works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nickell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paolo Champion, who practices in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Champion is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Champion accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to 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's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Zui Schiffman is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schiffman's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Schiffman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a physician who specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Ngo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo's medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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

Dr. Zachary Mucher is a physician who specializes in 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. Dr. Mucher attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Mucher is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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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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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