We found 40 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. Dr. Lerner has an open panel.

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Dr. Richard Edward Link, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Link is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Link's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Elie N Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saber attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Saber is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Syed-Shah Rahman Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Rahman attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. Dr. Rahman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Larry I Lipshultz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Larry Lipshultz sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lipshultz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipshultz include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lipshultz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Kwoh's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kwoh obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kwoh is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Sreerdhar A Mandayam, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sreedhar Mandayam is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, transplant procedures, and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandayam attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Mandayam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Mandayam is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Kidney Stones, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Mehreen S Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan works as a nephrologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer works as a nephrologist in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frommer include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Frommer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frommer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Uday M Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Khosla's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Khosla performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Binh Thai Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Binh Nguyen is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Sejal Pravin Sarolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sejal Sarolia practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. Dr. Sarolia's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sarolia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abaya accepts. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Abaya (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abaya's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad practices adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Assouad include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Assouad takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. In addition to English, Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Assouad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sai Kaumudi Kaumudi Krishnamurthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Saikaumudi Saridey practices adult nephrology. She is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. Dr. Saridey's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. She attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Saridey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Freemu K Varghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Freemu Varghese's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Varghese obtained his medical school training at A.P. Singh University, S.S. Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varghese include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and kidney transplant. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Varghese has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Hypotension

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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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