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

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

Dr. Peter Schulam works as an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. Dr. Schulam is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schulam completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schulam is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Simon specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon honors. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Simon completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Simon is 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 Pediatric Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kaufman's practice is open to 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 is an adult nephrology specialist. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Dr. Buller accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

Specializes in Urology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh works as an urologist in Old Saybrook, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha.; Rudin Scholar.1995; and Magna Cum Laude (ucsd)..

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

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

Dr. Robert Weinstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weinstein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Weinstein speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Aldo Peixoto's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Peixoto's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and 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

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

Dr. Neera Dahl is an adult nephrologist in New Haven, CT, Madison, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Dahl takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Dahl (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Dahl is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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 is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Insogna is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Ursula Brewster practices adult nephrology in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brewster honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brewster attended Dartmouth Medical School.

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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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