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We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept United Healthcare near Cherry Hill, NJ.

Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 202
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Radhakrishnan is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then he performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Radhakrishnan has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Teaching Awards; and Excellence in Teaching - Golden Apple Award, New York Medical College. Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Radhakrishnan is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Biopsy, Cancer, Lupus, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Geoffrey Kenneth Dube, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Dube's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Dube's clinical interests encompass polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dube takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dube is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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Dr. Ellen Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
360 Essex Street; Suite 403
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Ellen Shapiro's specialty is pediatric urology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include the following: varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Kidney Stones, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Testicular Cancer, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rosemary Vittoria Sampogna, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sampogna include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and diabetic nephropathy. Dr. Sampogna is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Sampogna completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Metabolism, Kidney Stones, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertension, Bone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
286 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Valenzuela's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Valenzuela include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and urinary incontinence. Aetna, EmblemHealth, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valenzuela accepts. Dr. Valenzuela attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Valenzuela's professional affiliations include Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney ... (Read 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.