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

Dr. Christopher Schaefer specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Schaefer attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schaefer is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Marc Schwarzman is an urologist in Princeton, NJ. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schwarzman studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwarzman completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwarzman takes.

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

Dr. Russell Freid's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Freid include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and prostate problems. Dr. Freid's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freid accepts. Dr. Freid graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. Steven Mark Orland, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Capital Way; Suite 407
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Orland works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Orland include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Orland takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Watson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. Dr. Watson's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and prostate problems. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Watson attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for his residency. He speaks French.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and prostate problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Linder attended medical school at the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ravi Rajan is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rajan include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rajan attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Rajan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Phillip Brackin works as an urologist in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and cryosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brackin honors. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Sidney Goldfarb is an urologist in Princeton, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldfarb average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldfarb include bladder cancer, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and cryosurgery. Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Goldfarb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht is an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hecht's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. Dr. Hecht attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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

Dr. Jarad Fingerman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fingerman's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and prostate problems. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Fingerman attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with 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.

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