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

Dr. Peter Schulam's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. Dr. Schulam takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bernie has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bernie trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bernie is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Simon practices adult nephrology in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Simon takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Buller attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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Specializes in Urology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Singh completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Singh include: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Rudin Scholar.1995; and Magna Cum Laude (ucsd).. He has an open panel.

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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
300 Cedar Street; Boardman 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aldo Peixoto practices adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center. For his professional training, Dr. Peixoto completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Peixoto honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peixoto's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Weinstein attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Weinstein accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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 is a pediatric urologist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Insogna accepts. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Neera Dahl is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Dahl is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. 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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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

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

Dr. Ursula Brewster's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brewster is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Her residency was performed 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.