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Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Mail Stop #37
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Langman include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Langman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edward Ming-Iuan Gong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 7th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edward Gong is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Gong speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gong's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Consultation, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2300 Children's Plaza; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Lindgren is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lindgren honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Geoffery Engel, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 20-150; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Geoffery Engel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Engel include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Engel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kent T Perry Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kent Perry's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry include kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Perry has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert B Nadler, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Suite 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nadler's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nadler's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadler include minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nadler has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nadler's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Stephanie J Kielb, MD
Specializes in Urology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Kielb's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kielb include bladder cancer, spinal cord injuries, and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Kielb is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kielb honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kielb is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel P Dalton, MD
Specializes in Urology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1835; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Dalton is an urologist in Chicago, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Dalton is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Dalton has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dalton's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jawad Munir, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
210 S. Des Plaines
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jawad Munir is a nephrologist. Dr. Munir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munir include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Munir attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Munir honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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