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UCHealth - Ty Higuchi MD PhD
Specializes in Urology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Ty Higuchi works as an urologist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Higuchi include prostate problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and kidney stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Higuchi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

Dr. Nicholas Cost is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Dr. Cost's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cost's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Italian.

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UCHealth - Shandra Wilson MD
Specializes in Urology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Shandra Wilson's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Wilson's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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Dr. Jens Wolf-Dieter Goebel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
13123 E 16th Avenue; 328
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jens Goebel, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He graduated from Heidelberg University. For his professional training, Dr. Goebel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. These areas are among Dr. Goebel's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and bladder problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Goebel is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine.

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

Dr. Melisha Hanna's medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hanna is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Her 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

Dr. Jeffrey B Campbell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Campbell is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Patients gave Dr. Campbell an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones and surgical procedures. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Campbell attended medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Campbell 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 Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. John Montford's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, intensive care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Montford honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Montford include: Fellow of the Year, UC Hospital Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program and Chief Nephrology Fellow, UC Hospital Department of Renal Disease and Hypertension. His professional affiliations include CU Medicine, Veterans Health Administration (VA), and the University of Colorado TEAM Clinic.

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Dr. John Manning Carson, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Carson sees patients in Aurora, CO. His medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. Dr. Carson is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carson takes.

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Dr. Seth B Furgeson, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Seth Furgeson's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Furgeson has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency.

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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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