We found 13 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Tzakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Richard Macchia's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Macchia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Macchia has received distinctions including 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 affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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

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

Dr. Barbara Ercole is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Weston, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ercole is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ercole attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Ercole completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ercole speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reino is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mauro Braun is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Braun is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braun honors. 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. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Braun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Q7
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Surafel Gebreselassie specializes in adult nephrology. After attending Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Gebreselassie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of 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). His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Agrawal's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. 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. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Agrawal is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Cabrera's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cabrera 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Dianne Sandy practices adult nephrology in Weston, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Sandy is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 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 honors.

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

Dr. Alok Shrivastava is an urologist in Weston, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Shrivastava average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shrivastava include partial nephrectomy, radical cystectomy, and clinical trials. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shrivastava accepts. He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shrivastava trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shrivastava include: Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, American Urological Assoc. Annual Meeting and Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Shrivastava 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)

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

Dr. Nicolas Muruve is an urologist in Weston, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: testicular cancer, robotic prostatectomy, and kidney surgery. Dr. Muruve honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre for residency. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Muruve speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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

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

Dr. Rute Paixao's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Paixao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paixao include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. For her residency, Dr. Paixao trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paixao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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