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Dr. Li-Ming Ming Su, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li Su is an urologist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Su is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bird's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Bird takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100247
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis has a special interest in bladder cancer, kidney stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dennis include: Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society.. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Abutalbed Ahsan Ejaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Abutaleb Ejaz practices adult nephrology. Dr. Ejaz attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carilion Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jogiraju Tantravahi is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tantravahi studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Tantravahi trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Tantravahi is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Victoria Yvonne Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Victoria Bird's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bird has a special interest in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Bird trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bird include: Exceptional Summer Student Research Award, NINDS, NIH; Argonne National Laboratory Traveling Research Award, Chicago, IL; and Stanley Foundation: research funding award, NAMI, NIMH, NIH. Dr. Bird is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Kirk Canales, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Canales, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Canales's areas of expertise include the following: simple prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Canales completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Canales has received distinctions including NIDDK Fellow Travel Award; the University of Minnesota Urology Research Contest and 1st and 3rd Place; and Leslie Zieve Award and Outstanding Fellow or Resident Research at VAMC.

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All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Romano T De Marco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Romano Demarco is a pediatric urologist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and hypospadias. Dr. Demarco accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Demarco's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Golden Key National Honor Society; Mortar Board Honor Society; and the University of Missouri Chancellor Scholar. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Muna Thalji Canales, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Muna Canales specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Gainesville, FL. Her clinical interests encompass kidney stones and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Canales is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Canales speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Problems

Dr. Rupam Ruchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road; First Floor, Room 1901
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rupam Ruchi specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruchi include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ruchi (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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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