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We found 12 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Consolidated Services Group near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Dr. John Dale Siegal, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Siegal practices urologic oncology in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Siegal is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegal's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Siegal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Siegal's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siegal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Volpe, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Volpe specializes in urologic oncology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Volpe include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Volpe is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hoon Dokko, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Lawrence Pavilion, Ground, Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Dokko's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Dokko is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Dokko accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dokko's training includes residency programs at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Dokko (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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

Dr. Charles M Gelber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, Suite D
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Gelber practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelber include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Patient ratings for Dr. Gelber average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelber takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cysts, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Ring is an urologist in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Kearny, NJ. Dr. Ring's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ring completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Ring speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Roselle, NJ, and Kearny, NJ. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz's medical specialty is urologic oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
47 Maple Street; Suite 407
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Dr. Greenstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Jeffrey Ross Blitstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Blitstein works as an urologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and urodynamic testing. Dr. Blitstein is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Blitstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Pain, Penile Disorders, Electromyography, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl Samuel Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
215 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Goldstein sees patients in Westfield, NJ. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include bladder infection, kidney stones, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Goldstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Bladder Infection, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. Kathleen A Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
104 North Euclid Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Murphy is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Murphy a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. She accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney Problems, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Elena Ocasio De Olvina, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
492 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Ocasio works as a family practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ocasio is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Ocasio honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She 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.