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Dr. Mahathi Reddy Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mahathi Reddy is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reddy include kidney stones. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College and Osmania Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Dr. Juan Nicolas Otheguy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Otheguy's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Otheguy include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Otheguy's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ramon Antonio Perez-Marrero, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Perez's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Perez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include men's health issues. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Perez studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David Jerome Dipiazza, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Dipiazza's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Dipiazza attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Dipiazza accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Ian Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Rabinowitz highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sexual dysfunction and laser surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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Dr. Martin Bradley Richman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2044 Trinity Boulevard; Suite 225
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Martin Richman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. Patient ratings for Dr. Richman average 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. Richman takes. Dr. Richman studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Brian Douglas Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hale's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hale's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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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