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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, who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siegal include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. Patient ratings for Dr. Siegal average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siegal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Siegal is open to new patients.

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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 works as an urologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. Dr. Volpe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He has an open panel. Dr. Volpe obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Dokko's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dokko (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gelber trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelber honors. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is urologic oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ring has a special interest in erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Ring attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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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 is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He 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. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
47 Maple Street; Suite 407
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Somerville, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Great-West Healthcare, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blitstein include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and urodynamic testing. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Blitstein attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Blitstein is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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 a specialist in urologic oncology. Dr. Schwartz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Patients rated Dr. Goldstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder infection, kidney stones, and metabolic disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein takes. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Goldstein performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 9
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Tiongco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiongco include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tiongco accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Tiongco speaks Filipino. Dr. Tiongco's 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 an urologist. Dr. Murphy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. In Dr. Murphy's practice, she is particularly interested in benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. She is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Fortis, and more.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ocasio include prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ocasio is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Ocasio studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is conversant in Spanish. She is 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.