We found 29 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Alvin C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goh at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goh takes. Dr. Goh studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goh trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Uday M Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khosla include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Khosla obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sejal Sarolia is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Sarolia honors. Dr. Sarolia is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sarolia attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Lawrence Owen Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baum takes. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Baum attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Zachary Robert Mucher, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zachary Mucher is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mucher is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mucher is open to 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baranowska-Daca graduated from Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Henry Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham works as an urologist. Dr. Pham is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pham include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pham's 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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors 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. Gilbert graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Anthony Ngoc Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. An Hoang is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Hoang attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chaudhary is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary takes. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary is open to new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Zvi J Schiffman, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zui Schiffman is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Schiffman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Schiffman is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sarah Shearer is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Pearland, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Shearer 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. June Yao is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Yao's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Yao attended medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. Dr. Yao is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She welcomes 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Boon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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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