We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Community Care Network near New Haven, CT.

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Simon's specialty is adult nephrology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Simon trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon takes. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Dialysis

Specializes in Urology
20 York Street; Np-4
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Peter Schulam is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulam include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. Dr. Schulam honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schulam welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Adrenal Disorders, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Robert Weinstein is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinstein's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Weinstein is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufman is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kaufman is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory K Buller, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Buller practices adult nephrology in Middlebury, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Buller is professionally affiliated with Saint Mary's Hospital (Waterbury, CT) and Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Cedar Street; Boardman 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aldo Peixoto practices adult nephrology in New Haven, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center. Dr. Peixoto's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
333 Cedar Street; Bb 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Neera Dahl is a specialist in adult nephrology. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Dahl (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Dahl is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Systemic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Karl Insogna works as an adult endocrinologist in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Insogna trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Insogna is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Kidney Stones, Hypercalcemia, Hyperparathyroidism

Specializes in Urology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Old Saybrook, CT and New Haven, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Penile Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
333 Cedar Street; Bb 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Ursula Brewster's specialty is adult nephrology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brewster honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Dialysis, Dialysis Access ... (Read more)

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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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