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

Dr. Uday Khosla works as a nephrologist. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Khosla trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khosla include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Khosla's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sejal Pravin Sarolia M.D.
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. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sarolia include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Sarolia has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Baum specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baum's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Zachary Mucher practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Mrs. Humaira Khawaja Chaudhary M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary's specialty is adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhary studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Elzbieta Janina Baranowska-Daca MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is open to new patients.

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Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.67 stars (133 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Fredrick Brown is a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Zvi J. Schiffman MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 2.95 stars (6 ratings)
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zui Schiffman practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Schiffman include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Schiffman attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schiffman 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Billy Gilbert works as a nephrologist in Webster, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilbert include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gilbert honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert's practice is open to new patients. After attending 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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An Ngoc Hoang M.D.
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. An Hoang is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Hoang graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rupal S. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rupal Patel specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Spencer Henry Su M.D.
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; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Su takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Henry Thanh Pham M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.59 stars (8 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham works as an urologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Pham is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Shearer's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Shearer's areas of expertise include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. June Yao's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Yao is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Dr. John Reynolds Boon M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.44 stars (13 ratings)
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Boon specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Boon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Boon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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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