We found 13 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept First Health PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Lawrence Baum works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baum honors. He has an open panel.

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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). His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Champion 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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Champion honors 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.

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

Dr. John Boon specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon is open to 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 is an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schiffman's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiffman honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Schiffman is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mayer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer honors.

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

Dr. An Hoang is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Hoang graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoang include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Maislos is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Dr. Maislos is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maislos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alvin Goh, who practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goh has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goh takes. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Goh's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sarolia attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sarolia's practice is open to new patients.

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nickell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nickell's 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His clinical interests include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. Dr. Ngo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Wesley O Ekeruo, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ekeruo trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekeruo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ekeruo has an open panel.

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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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