We found 16 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept First Health PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. An Hoang's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hoang include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Dr. Hoang's professional affiliations include 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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes residency programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Dr. Sejal Pravin Sarolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1250 Creekway Drive; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sejal Sarolia's specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Dr. Sarolia performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Sarolia has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alvin Goh is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goh 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 is an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Baum's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Baum's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schiffman include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Schiffman attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schiffman is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. June Yao is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Yao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Yao attended medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he 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 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. Boon has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon's practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. Dr. Ngo's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo's training includes residency programs at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kevin Nickell, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Nickell is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nickell's clinical interests: 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nickell studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Lei Chu is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her areas of expertise 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chu's office for an appointment.

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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). Dr. Champion's 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. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Champion has an open panel.

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

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Ekeruo's clinical interests: kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ekeruo attended Duke University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz practices adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Muniz attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Muniz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Steven Maislos works as an urologist. Dr. Maislos's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Maislos is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Pandya performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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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