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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's specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radhakrishnan honors. Dr. Radhakrishnan attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Best Morning Report Attending, Dept of Medicine.; and Ewig Clinical Education Award, Dept of Medicine.. Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dube include polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dube honors. Dr. Dube 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting 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 works as a pediatric urologist. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro welcomes 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Sampogna's areas of expertise consist of polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and diabetic nephropathy. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sampogna honors. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sampogna speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Sampogna is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and urinary incontinence. Aetna, EmblemHealth, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valenzuela honors. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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.