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

Dr. Peter Schulam is an urologist in New Haven, CT. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulam accepts. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schulam is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Bernie's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bernie is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bernie speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Male Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Singh graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha.; Rudin Scholar.1995; and Magna Cum Laude (ucsd).. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Simon is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Buller is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works 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. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Buller performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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

Dr. Robert Weinstein is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Weinstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Aldo Peixoto works as a nephrologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Peixoto is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Peixoto attended medical school at Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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

Dr. Neera Dahl's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Dahl is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dahl (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dahl welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman works as a pediatric urologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kaufman's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Karl Insogna's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Insogna's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Ursula Brewster specializes in adult nephrology and practices in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Brewster completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brewster has an open panel.

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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.