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Dr. Uday M Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, 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. Sejal Pravin Sarolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1250 Creekway Drive; Suite 200
Sugar Land, 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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Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. These areas are among Dr. Baranowska-Daca's clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Billy Gilbert's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gilbert attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Rupal S Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rupal Patel's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sarah Shearer's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shearer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Shearer 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 accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shearer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

Dr. June Yao's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yao is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Reynolds Boon, MD
Specializes in Urology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Boon is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Spencer Su's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Su include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Su takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lei Chu, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lei Chu's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Chu has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Jennifer Finch is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Pearland, TX. These areas are among Dr. Finch's clinical interests: 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Finch is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Henry Muniz is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Muniz's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Katherine Timmins Vollmers, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Vollmers works as a nephrologist in Baytown, TX, Webster, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Vollmers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vollmers completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vollmers is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Maislos works as an urologist. Dr. Maislos's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maislos takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Maislos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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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