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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo works as an urologist. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wargo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Dr. Douglas Sharlin Berkman, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Berkman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Berkman's clinical interests include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkman honors. Dr. Berkman is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
769 Route 70 East
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Kurnik's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Kurnik's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kurnik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Conrad is an adult nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. Dr. Conrad's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mt. Laruel, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Asroff practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Asroff include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asroff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Perzin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perzin's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Goldlust's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldlust include low testosterone (male hypogonadism), varicocele, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Goldlust is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Goldlust honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Rhett Daugherty is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daugherty include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Daugherty is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daugherty accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Elliot Suchin's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Suchin's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Becker's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and enterocele repair. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Becker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. William Niedrach is an urologist in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and laser surgery. Dr. Niedrach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Dorothy Min is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Min include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Jack Dwosh's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dwosh attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Dwosh include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Myra Vargas' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services. Dr. Vargas graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Prasad Acharya is an adult nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Acharya include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acharya accepts. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Acharya attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Margaret Franger's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franger include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franger accepts.

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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.