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Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. Dianne Sandy is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sandy's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sandy trained at Cleveland Clinic for her residency. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Richard Macchia is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Macchia 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 his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Macchia attended New York Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Macchia include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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

Dr. Barbara Ercole practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Her average rating from her patients 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. Ercole accepts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ercole is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Mauro Braun specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Braun (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among Dr. Braun's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. After attending Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Braun is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Schnickel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

Dr. Diego Reino's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. 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's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reino is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Q7
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Surafel Gebreselassie's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated Dr. Gebreselassie highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Gebreselassie is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 41
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shrivastava's areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, and clinical trials. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr. Shrivastava performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, American Urological Assoc. Annual Meeting and Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 41
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve works as an urologist. Dr. Muruve is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer, robotic prostatectomy, and kidney surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Muruve attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Muruve completed a residency program at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 41
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Rute Paixao is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Weston, FL. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Paixao include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Paixao is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Paixao completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Paixao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Cabrera include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Cabrera 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 Ponce School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Agrawal 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. Her residency was performed at Easton Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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.