We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Amerigroup near Woodbury, NJ.

Dr. Patricia J Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons' specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Her professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Lyons is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Karl H Ebert, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite-303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Karl Ebert is an urologist. Dr. Ebert attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ebert include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ebert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. C. Orth, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Orth takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Orth is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mitchell N Kotler, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Kotler sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kotler average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotler's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kotler's practice is open to new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in Urology
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein is an urologist. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Bernstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Randy B Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Randy Ackerman is an urologist in Voorhees, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Ackerman attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ackerman'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
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangubat include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangubat is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mangubat completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital. He speaks Filipino.

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Dr. Robert P Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Chvala's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Chvala's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Chester County Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Chvala attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chvala honors. Dr. Chvala's 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.

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