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We found 18 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Ojas R Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Ojas Mehta is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Mehta attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mehta has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Lawrence Sterman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Adult Nephrology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Sterman specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Sterman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. He has received the following distinction: Excellence In Teaching award - Saint Peters University Hospital.

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Dr. Shaunak A Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Dwivedi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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

Dr. Russell Freid is an urologist in Lawrenceville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Freid include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Freid attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalanie Mendis, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
750 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Kalanie Mendis, who practices in Princeton, NJ, Trenton, NJ, and Edison, NJ, is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. For her residency, Dr. Mendis trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mendis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Steven Orland is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Orland include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Orland honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Orland has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Earle Linder sees patients in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Linder's clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. Dr. Watson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Watson trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He speaks French. Dr. Watson's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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

Dr. Marc Schwarzman is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwarzman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Schwarzman is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Anthony Joseph Vasselli, MD
Specializes in Urology
299 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Vasselli specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Princeton, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasselli's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Ravi Rajan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rajan's clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Rajan's training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rajan's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Christopher Schaefer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaefer include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaefer's practice is open to new patients. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Sidney Goldfarb is a Princeton, NJ physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Goldfarb is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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

Dr. Phillip Brackin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brackin include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Brackin's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Brackin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Hecht is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hecht is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jarad Fingerman works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. Dr. Fingerman studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fingerman trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.