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

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

Dr. Lawrence Baum specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Baum performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Baum is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Paolo Champion practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Champion's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Champion's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and 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 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nickell attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Boon works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Boon is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boon's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Zui Schiffman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schiffman include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Schiffman is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Schiffman is accepting new patients.

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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 general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Ngo attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Ngo's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Maislos is an urologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Maislos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Maislos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Dr. Wesley Adam Mayer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 305
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Mayer specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mayer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. 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. Mayer's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Lei Chu's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Chu's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Alvin Goh works as an urologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goh attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goh trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Goh average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. An Ngoc Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. An Hoang works as an urologist. Dr. Hoang's clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sejal Sarolia practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology. In Dr. Sarolia's practice, he is particularly interested in 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sarolia has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ekeruo graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ekeruo at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ekeruo's 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.