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Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Dr. Fernando Jose Cabrera-Pifver, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Cabrera's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Durham VA Medical Center. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cabrera completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cabrera takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel practices general surgery and transplant surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnickel include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Schnickel attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Rute Cecilia Ribeiro Teles, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Rute Paixao works as an adult nephrologist. Her training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paixao include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Paixao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Paixao is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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

Dr. Dianne Tecla Sandy-Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Suite # A11/12
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dianne Sandy sees patients in Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Sandy's average patient rating is 5.0 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. Sandy accepts. She graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sandy is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Dr. Nicolas A Muruve, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve works as an urologist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer, robotic prostatectomy, and kidney surgery. Dr. Muruve is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muruve attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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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Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Reino's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reino honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Reino is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Dr. Mauro Braun, MD
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. These areas are among Dr. Braun's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Braun's training includes a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Braun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Braun is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Dr. Neerja Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Agrawal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Richard J Macchia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Macchia's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Macchia is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Dr. Alok Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Weston, FL. He studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Shrivastava's clinical interests include partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, and clinical trials. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shrivastava takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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

Dr. Surafel Kebede Gebreselassie, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Surafel Gebreselassie is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Gebreselassie 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. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Gebreselassie attended medical school at Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Barbara Ercole, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ercole 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Ercole attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ercole is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1613 North Harrison Parkway; Building C Suite 200
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. James Johnson's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in kidney stones. He is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, JFK Medical Center - North Campus, and Palms West Hospital. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish.

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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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