We found 18 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Uday Khosla MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Uday Khosla sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khosla include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Khosla is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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Dr Sejal Pravin Sarolia MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1250 Creekway Drive; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Sejal Sarolia works as a nephrologist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarolia takes. Dr. Sarolia attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Sarolia has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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

Mrs Humaira Khawaja Chaudhary MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary practices adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chaudhary include kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chaudhary's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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

Elzbieta Janina BaranowskaDaca MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca works as a nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Billy Gilbert practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilbert include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Gilbert honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Gilbert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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Dr Rupal S Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Rupal Patel is an adult nephrologist. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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Dr Spencer Henry Su MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Spencer Su's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. 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 Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Su include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Su accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Sarah Shearer sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Pearland, TX. Her medical specialties are transplant medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shearer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Shearer is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. June Yao is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yao honors. She obtained her medical school training at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Yao's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr John Reynolds Boon MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.44 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
16651 Southwest Freeway; Medical Office Building, Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. John Boon is an urologist in Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Boon include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boon's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr Lei Chu MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Lei Chu is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chu include bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Chu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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Wesley A Mayer MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 305
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Wesley Mayer is an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer accepts. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Jennifer Finch is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finch include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Finch honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Finch completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Henry Muniz practices transplant medicine and adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Muniz include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Muniz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Muniz is open to new patients.

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Mrs Katherine S Timmins MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Katherine Timmins is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Timmins include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Timmins attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Timmins has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Steven Maislos is an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Maislos attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Maislos 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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