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We found 13 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. Dr. Siegal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegal include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siegal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kenneth Scott Ring, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
275 Orchard Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Ring is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. He is especially interested in erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Ring's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ring graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Kidney ... (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 is a specialist in urologic oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Volpe attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpe include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. Dr. Volpe is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Volpe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Dokko is a Berkeley Heights, NJ physician who specializes in adult nephrology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dokko's clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Dokko is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Dokko attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dokko (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cyst, Kidney Stones, ... (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, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Charles M Gelber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, Suite D
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Gelber works as an adult nephrologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gelber honors Coventry, Aetna, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gelber attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Greenstein is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blitstein include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and urodynamic testing. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Dr. Blitstein graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz is an urologic oncology specialist in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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

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

Dr. Carl Goldstein is a specialist in adult nephrology. Patients gave Dr. Goldstein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include bladder infection, kidney stones, and metabolic disorders. His professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite 411
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Tiongco's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tiongco include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tiongco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Tiongco speaks Filipino. Her professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kathleen Murphy is a specialist in urologic oncology. She works in Westfield, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include male incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Murphy (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maria Ocasio practices family medicine. Dr. Ocasio's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Ocasio speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook 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.