We found 12 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/Houston HMOx 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khosla include 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. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Khosla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khosla's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sejal Sarolia is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Sarolia's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sarolia has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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

Dr Lawrence Owen Baum III MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Lawrence Baum specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Baum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Baum's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Transurethral Resection of the P ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Zachary Mucher, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mucher's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Tr ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is accepting new patients. She graduated from Medical University of Lublin. She is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Zvi J Schiffman MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.95 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
16605 Southwest Frwy #250; Building 3
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Zui Schiffman is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Schiffman is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiffman's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schiffman obtained his medical school training at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Bl ... (Read more)

An Ngoc Hoang MD
Specializes in Urology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 250, Building 3
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. An Hoang's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hoang's 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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 nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes 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. Patel attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Francisco Gelpi-Hammerschmidt practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gelpi-Hammerschmidt trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Gelpi-Hammerschmidt's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and ureteroscopy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelpi-Hammerschmidt takes. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Ureteroscopy, Circumcision, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Kevin G Nickell MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.53 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Kevin Nickell's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nickell 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. Nickell accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatme ... (Read more)

Paolo C Champion MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Paolo Champion is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Champion include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Champion takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Champion attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Champion's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney St ... (Read more)

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 works as an urologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Maislos's clinical interests include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Maislos is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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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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