We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept First Health near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Steven Mark Orland, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Capital Way; Suite 407
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Orland is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Orland is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Orland completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Russell M Freid, MD
Specializes in Urology
3120 Princeton Pike; 1st. Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Russell Freid is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Freid is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freid's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. John Andrew Watson, MD
Specializes in Urology
2105 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. John Watson is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watson include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. Dr. Watson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Watson speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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Dr. Earle S Linder, MD
Specializes in Urology
2105 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Earle Linder specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Linder include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. Dr. Linder's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Linder trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Dr. Marc Irwin Schwarzman, MD
Specializes in Urology
60 Mount Lucas Road
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Schwarzman practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Princeton, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Schwarzman is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Schwarzman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwarzman honors.

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Dr. Ravi Rajan, MD
Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Ravi Rajan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Rajan's clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rajan has an open panel. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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Dr. Christopher Schaefer, DO
Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Schaefer works as an urologist. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Schaefer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schaefer is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sidney Jacob Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sidney Goldfarb practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldfarb accepts. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Phillip Snowden Brackin Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2015 Klocker Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Phillip Brackin sees patients in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Brackin's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brackin include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brackin accepts. Before completing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Brackin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brackin is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hecht is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hecht include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Hecht accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Jarad Scott Fingerman, DO
Specializes in Urology
2 Princess Road; Suite 2j
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Jarad Fingerman sees patients in Lawrenceville, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Fingerman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fingerman include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. Dr. Fingerman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Fingerman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.