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We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Devon Health Services near Morristown, NJ.

Dr. Kjell Andrew Youngren, MD
Specializes in Urology
290 Madison Avenue; Building 5
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Kjell Youngren sees patients in Morristown, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Youngren average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Youngren's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Youngren's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Youngren (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Dr. Ayal Menashe Kaynan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
261 James Street; Suite 3a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Ayal Kaynan's area of specialization is urologic oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaynan include bladder cancer, bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Kaynan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kaynan is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Dr. Perry Maganlal Sutaria, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
261 James Street; Suite 1a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Perry Sutaria's specialty is urologic oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. Dr. Sutaria accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and New York Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sutaria (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Dr. David Lewis Taylor, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
261 James Street; Suite 3a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Taylor is an urologic oncology specialist in Morristown, NJ and Whippany, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Taylor completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology
261 James Street; Suite 1a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Israel's specialty is urologic oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Israel is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Israel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Earl Frederick Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
435 South Street; Suite 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Earl Nielsen's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nielsen include diabetes, bladder infection, and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielsen takes. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Nielsen attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Nielsen's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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All Interests: Bladder Infection, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Adam Jay Berman, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Berman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Rockaway, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Landing, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Berman is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman honors.

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Dr. Maria Elena Ocasio De Olvina, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
492 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Ocasio works as a family medicine practitioner in Chatham, NJ. Dr. Ocasio attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Clinical interests for Dr. Ocasio include prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Ocasio is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ocasio speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology
261 James Street; Suite 1a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Saypol is an urologist in Morristown, NJ and Whippany, NJ. Dr. Saypol's clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saypol average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saypol takes.

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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.