We found 36 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Cigna near Mount Laurel, NJ.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Sipio's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sipio attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sipio include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sipio honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road; Suite D
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Rajen Butani practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Butani include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Butani performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Heather Wargo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Wargo's clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Wargo average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wargo is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
120 Carnie Boulevard; Suite 2
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Zaontz's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Douglas Sharlin Berkman, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Berkman works as an urologist in Mount Laurel, NJ. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Berkman's training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Berkman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9 Eves Drive; Suite 175
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Kurnik works as a nephrologist in Marlton, NJ. Dr. Kurnik's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein works as an urologist in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Bernstein's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 North Maple Avenue; Suite B
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Brown is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Brown is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 202
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Elizabeth Helfer's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: metabolic bone disease, graves disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Helfer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Dr. Karl H Ebert, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Karl Ebert is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ebert's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ebert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Fallick's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Fallick include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and male incontinence. Dr. Fallick has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fallick has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Fallick's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 East Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jerome Pietras, who practices in Sewell, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pietras include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Pietras takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cherry Hill Medical Center and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Pietras attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Pietras is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Sussman sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sussman include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sussman's education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Barsky sees patients in Sewell, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Barsky include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Barsky's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Barsky takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
100 Brick Road
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Chaitali Dey works as an adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Dey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Nalanda Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Dey trained at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Dey (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Dey is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Randy B Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Randy Ackerman's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ackerman include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ackerman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ackerman attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.