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We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna near Vineland, NJ.

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Dr. Michael Roy Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
1138 East Chestnut Avenue; Suite 8b
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Bernstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program.

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Specializes in Urology
1138 E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Fallick's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Patient ratings for Dr. Fallick average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fallick accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallick obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Fallick has an open panel.

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Dr. Robert I Barsky, DO
Specializes in Urology
1138 E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Barsky is an urologist. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Barsky include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Barsky is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Barsky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
1138 E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Jerome Pietras is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pietras completed residency programs at Cherry Hill Medical Center and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Pietras include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Pietras is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Urology
1138 E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. David Sussman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sussman include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sussman graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sussman trained 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. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1138 E. Chestnut Avenue; Building 8b
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Evan Krisch specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Krisch graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krisch is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Krisch is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1138 E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Marcella Nachmann, who practices in Sewell, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nachmann include bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and enterocele repair. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Nachmann is open to new patients. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nachmann completed residency programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx.

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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.