We found 4 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near New Berlin, WI.

Dr. Hrair-George Ohannes Mesrobian, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4855 S Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI
 

Dr. Hrair Mesrobian specializes in pediatric urology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mesrobian average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). Dr. Mesrobian is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mesrobian has received the following distinctions: Top 1 % of pediatric urologists; U.S. News and World Report; Milwaukee Super Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Mesrobian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, and French. Dr. Mesrobian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and ThedaCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Charles T Durkee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Charles Durkee is a pediatric urologist. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In Dr. Durkee's practice, he is particularly interested in vesicoureteral reflux, neurogenic bladder, and hypospadias. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America; Top Doctors in SE Wisconsin - 2009-2013; and America's Top Urologists - 2008-2013. Dr. Durkee is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral Reflux

Dr. Carley M Daiker, MD
Specializes in Urology
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI
 

Dr. Carley Davis is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Davis has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and Community Memorial Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Davis trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

Dr. Amy Irene Guise, MD
Specializes in Urology
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI
 

Dr. Amy Guise's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Guise attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), endourologic procedures, and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Guise average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Guise is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and Community Memorial Hospital.

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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.