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

Dr. Heather Wargo's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Wargo is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wargo accepts.

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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). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Berkman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Berkman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
769 Route 70 East
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Kurnik is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kurnik's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kurnik has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

Dr. Michael Conrad sees patients in Hainesport, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Conrad include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Conrad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Dr. Jeffrey Maxwell Becker, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Becker sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Becker is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Scott Asroff's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Asroff include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asroff accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Asroff attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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

Dr. Adam Perzin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Perzin highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. Rhett L Daugherty, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Rhett Daugherty is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daugherty include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Daugherty is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Daugherty completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Elliot Suchin specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Suchin's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Devon Health Services, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Goldlust is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Bordentown, NJ and Mount Laurel, NJ. Dr. Goldlust is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldlust include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Goldlust attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Dr. Jack Dwosh, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Jack Dwosh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dwosh is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Dwosh performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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

Dr. Myra Vargas practices adult nephrology in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Devon Health Services, and more. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Prasad Acharya's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Acharya is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Acharya completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. William Niedrach's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Niedrach include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). Dr. Niedrach attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dorothy Min's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Min's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Min trained at Temple University Hospital.

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

Dr. Margaret Franger is a nephrologist. Her clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Franger attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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.