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Matthew Dawson Shuford M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.97 stars (9 ratings)
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Shuford is an urologist in Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. Dr. Shuford is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Urology Clinics of North Texas, and Texas Health Dallas. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Shuford attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Shuford highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Erin Dunnigan Roe MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.6 stars (7 ratings)
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roe is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Joshua K. Fine M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.72 stars (10 ratings)
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Fine's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Fine an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Urology Clinics of North Texas. Dr. Fine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 875
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sana Ahmed practices adult nephrology in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney function monitoring. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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Howard J. Heller MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.9 stars (8 ratings)
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 980
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Heller is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Heller's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 875
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gates Colbert practices adult nephrology in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Colbert include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Parkland Community Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Colbert graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Hong Xiao MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.66 stars (18 ratings)
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Xiao's clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Lewisville. She attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed Dr. Xiao at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Benson is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Benson graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Urology Clinics of North Texas.

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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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