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

Dr. Uday Khosla specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Khosla's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Khosla 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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Baylor College 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 HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include 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 attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Zachary Mucher specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mucher's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Dr. Mucher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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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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. 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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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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