We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept United Healthcare near Cherry Hill, NJ.

Dr. Ojas Dinker Shah, MD
Specializes in Urology
161 Fort Washington Avenue, 11th Floor; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ojas Shah sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian. He is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan specializes in adult nephrology and practices in New York, NY. He attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Radhakrishnan include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. Dr. Radhakrishnan accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Best Morning Report Attending, Dept of Medicine.; and Ewig Clinical Education Award, Dept of Medicine.. In addition to English, Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Dube's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dube is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes 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. Dr. Shapiro speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. She is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Shapiro takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She 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 area of specialization is adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and diabetic nephropathy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sampogna graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Sampogna trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sampogna is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. Robert Jioven Valenzuela, MD
Specializes in Urology
286 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Valenzuela's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and urinary incontinence. He is in-network for Aetna, EmblemHealth, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Valenzuela attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Valenzuela speaks 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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Specializes in Urology
360 Essex Street; Suite 403
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Leonard Glickman works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Glickman include kidney stones, laser prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Glickman trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University 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.