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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Macchia graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macchia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Macchia has been cited more 60 times in various "best doctor" guides in New York; AUA Distinguished Contribution award; and New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Mc Fla; Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Mauro Braun is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braun include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Braun is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. After completing medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Braun has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Braun (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Total ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Suite # A11/12
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dianne Sandy, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandy include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandy attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Ercole attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Dr. Ercole is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Ercole speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Schnickel's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schnickel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Surafel Kebede Gebreselassie, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Q7
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Surafel Gebreselassie practices general internal medicine in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gebreselassie accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Gebreselassie attended Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences for medical school. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava works as an urologist. Dr. Shrivastava attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrivastava include partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, and clinical trials. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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. Shrivastava has received include Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, American Urological Assoc. Annual Meeting and Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Agrawal's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She 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. For her professional training, Dr. Agrawal completed residency programs at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muruve include testicular cancer, robotic prostatectomy, and kidney surgery. Dr. Muruve is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Muruve 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. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Muruve completed a residency program at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Muruve has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Rute Paixao practices adult nephrology in Weston, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Paixao is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paixao's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Paixao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera practices urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Cabrera is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cabrera's clinical interests: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Cabrera's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center.

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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.