We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Cypress, TX.

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Dr. Redentor Antonio Roy, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Redentor Roy, who practices in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Roy completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Roy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sinha, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Sinha is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and vasculitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sinha accepts. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sinha attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rupinder K Chatha, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rupinder Chatha specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chatha include prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Chatha is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Tran Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Hoang's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hoang is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoang's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hoang studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Shalin Dinesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Shalin Patel is a nephrologist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Cypress, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa works as a nephrologist. Dr. Munikrishnappa is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. His residency was performed at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Munikrishnappa's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rahul Prakash, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Prakash, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Prakash's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Prakash highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Maryum Zohair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maryum Zohair's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Zohair is a graduate of Dow Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Zohair's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Zohair is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Zohair's patients. Dr. Zohair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Zohair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zohair has an open panel.

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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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