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

Dr. Rajen Butani works as an urologist. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Butani completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Butani's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butani's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, 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
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Sipio practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Voorhees, NJ and Sewell, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and enterocele repair. Dr. Sipio is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Sipio honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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

Dr. Heather Wargo works as an urologist. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wargo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Fallick is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. Dr. Fallick attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Fallick has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed residency programs at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Douglas Berkman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Berkman's clinical interests include bladder cancer, uterine prolapse, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkman honors. Dr. Berkman is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Helfer's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Helfer include metabolic bone disease, graves disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Helfer is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA HMO, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Helfer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

Dr. Brenda Kurnik's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Kurnik's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kurnik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. David Sussman is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sussman include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His 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. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Sussman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Bernstein practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bernstein's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and laser surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Barsky's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Barsky's clinical interests: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Barsky's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz's specialty is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Zaontz graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Randy Ackerman works as an urologist. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). On average, patients gave Dr. Ackerman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ackerman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karl Ebert is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Woodbury, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Ebert's clinical interests: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Ebert highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 East Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jerome Pietras sees patients in Sewell, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pietras performed his residency at Cherry Hill Medical Center and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. The average patient rating for Dr. Pietras is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Samuel Goldenberg is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente and Temple University Hospital, Dr. Goldenberg attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include low testosterone (male hypogonadism), laser surgery, and varicocele. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldenberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldenberg takes. He welcomes 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.