We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Libertyville, IL.

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Dr Nejd F Alsikafi MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
3 S Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Nejd Alsikafi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Alsikafi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Alsikafi studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alsikafi completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, Bladder Cancer, Urin ... (Read more)

Dennis A Pessis MD
Specializes in General Practice, Urology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
900 N Westmoreland Rd :; Suite 226
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Dennis Pessis' specialties are general practice and urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pessis include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pessis studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Pessis's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperp ... (Read more)

John Milner MD
Specializes in Urology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. John Milner specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Milner's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Endoscopic Surgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Joshua Robert Trob MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1272 American Way
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Joshua Trob is a specialist in adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Trob is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Trob attended Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Trob is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr Steven E Mutchnik MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Steven Mutchnik's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mutchnik's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mutchnik's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mutchnik trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Jawad Munir MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1272 American Way
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Jawad Munir's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munir attended Nishtar Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Wounds, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr H Merrill Matschke MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 228
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. H. Matschke's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Matschke attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests include kidney stones, infertility, and testosterone therapy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matschke's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Infertility, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Testosterone Therapy, Prostate Cancer

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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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