We found 6 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, Internal Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 410
Cypress, TX

Dr. Redentor Roy specializes in nephrology (kidney disease) and practices in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Roy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roy is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, My ... (Read more)

Dr Mukesh K Sinha MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 North West Freeway 355
Cypress, TX

Dr. Mukesh Sinha practices adult nephrology in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and vasculitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sinha attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Vasculitis, Kidney Failure, Dialysi ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rupinder Chatha is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Chatha's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, renal angioplasty, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Chatha is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Renal Angioplasty, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Ki ... (Read more)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Lupus, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, An ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Munikrishnappa's medical residency was performed at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Munikrishnappa's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr Rahul Prakash MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 3.96 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX

Dr. Rahul Prakash is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Prakash takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Prakash is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

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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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