We found 16 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept First Health 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 practices oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goh at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Goh attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goh is open to 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 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. Lawrence Owen Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum is an urologist. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. An Hoang specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hoang obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed 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 is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Zui Schiffman practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schiffman include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Dr. Schiffman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schiffman is open to new patients. He studied medicine at 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. 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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Dr. Dieu rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo sees patients in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Ngo is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kevin G Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell works as an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Nickell's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Nickell average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nickell has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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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Dr. Paolo C Champion, MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Paolo Champion's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Champion's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Champion's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Wesley O Ekeruo, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Ekeruo is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ekeruo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, male reproductive disorders, and incontinence. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ekeruo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ekeruo has an open panel.

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

Dr. Aashish Pandya, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Pandya's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pandya is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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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