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UCHealth - Ty Higuchi MD PhD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.79 stars (395 ratings)
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Ty Higuchi is an urologist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Dr. Higuchi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include prostate problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higuchi takes. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Higuchi is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

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UCHealth - Shandra Wilson MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.78 stars (217 ratings)
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Shandra Wilson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wilson's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wilson attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Nicholas Glenn Cost MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Urology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Nicholas Cost's medical specialty is urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cost include cancer surgery, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Cost speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Jens Wolf-Dieter Goebel MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
13123 E 16th Avenue; 328
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jens Goebel sees patients in Aurora, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). In addition to English, he speaks German. These areas are among Dr. Goebel's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and bladder problems. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine. He attended medical school at Heidelberg University. For his professional training, Dr. Goebel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Melisha G. Hanna MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Melisha Hanna's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Hanna completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Hanna's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Jeffrey Campbell MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 2.58 stars (3 ratings)
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Campbell works as a pediatric urologist in Aurora, CO and Broomfield, CO. He has a special interest in kidney stones and urologic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health (CIMFH), and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Urologic Surgery, Kidney Stones

Dr. John Manning Carson M.D.
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Carson practices nephrology (kidney disease) in Aurora, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carson include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency. Dr. Carson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Seth Furgeson MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12605 E. 16th Avenue; 1st Floor
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Seth Furgeson is an adult nephrology specialist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Furgeson include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Furgeson's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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John R. Montford M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Montford's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Montford's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with CU Medicine, Veterans Health Administration (VA), and the University of Colorado TEAM Clinic. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montford takes. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Montford has received distinctions including Fellow of the Year, UC Hospital Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program and Chief Nephrology Fellow, UC Hospital Department of Renal Disease and Hypertension.

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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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