We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Li-Ming Su practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Su include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. Dr. Su takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Su's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 ratings for Dr. Bird average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bird include 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 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. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Bird has received distinctions including Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors.

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

Dr. Abutaleb Ejaz's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Ejaz has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ejaz's training includes residency programs at Carilion Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. He 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, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Jogiraju Venkata Tantravahi, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jogiraju Tantravahi works as an adult nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Tantravahi is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Tantravahi trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tantravahi honors.

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

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

Dr. Romano Demarco practices pediatric urology. He is especially interested in kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and hypospadias. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Demarco is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Demarco has received include Golden Key National Honor Society; Mortar Board Honor Society; and the University of Missouri Chancellor Scholar.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Dr. Michael Dennis, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in bladder cancer, kidney stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Patients gave Dr. Dennis an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis accepts. He trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dennis include: Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society.. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

Dr. Muna Canales is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For her professional training, Dr. Canales completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Canales include kidney stones and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Canales speaks Spanish. She 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: Kidney Stones, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Benjamin Canales is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include simple prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. Dr. Canales is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Canales is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

Dr. Rupam Ruchi's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruchi takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ruchi attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ruchi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ruchi is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

Dr. Victoria Bird is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Gainesville, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Bird is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Bird obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Exceptional Summer Student Research Award, NINDS, NIH; Argonne National Laboratory Traveling Research Award, Chicago, IL; and Stanley Foundation: research funding award, NAMI, NIMH, NIH.

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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.