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

Dr. Uday Khosla is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. He 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. Dr. Khosla's 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khosla's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sejal Sarolia's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. Dr. Sarolia is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarolia takes. 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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Dr. Lawrence Owen Baum III, MD
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. 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baum has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baum trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Zachary Mucher specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mucher's clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mucher is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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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 physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include 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 graduated from Medical University of Lublin. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Hoang's 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he 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.

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

Dr. Rupal Patel is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Zui Schiffman, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Schiffman graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schiffman include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiffman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Dieu rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a general surgeon in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Ngo studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ngo trained at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ngo a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nickell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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 Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paolo Champion sees patients in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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). Dr. Champion has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champion accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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 in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Maislos graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Maislos is in-network 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 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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