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

Dr. Peter Schulam's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulam obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schulam is 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, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Adrenal Disorders, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Buller sees patients in Middlebury, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Buller completed a residency program at Duke University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Simon sees patients in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Simon takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Urology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh is an urologist. Dr. Singh attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha.; Rudin Scholar.1995; and Magna Cum Laude (ucsd).. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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 Urology, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Robert Weinstein's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weinstein is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Weinstein attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Weinstein speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman's specialty is pediatric urology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. 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: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neera Dahl's specialty is adult nephrology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Dahl accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Dahl (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is 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 Adult Nephrology
300 Cedar Street; Boardman 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aldo Peixoto's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Peixoto is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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

Dr. Karl Insogna practices adult endocrinology in New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Insogna studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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

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

Dr. Ursula Brewster is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Brewster attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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.