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

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

Dr. Patricia Lyons is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lyons's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Karl Ebert sees patients in Woodbury, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ebert include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. On average, patients gave Dr. Ebert a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ebert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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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Dr. Mitchell Neal Kotler, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Kotler is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Kotler studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients rated Dr. Kotler highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kotler honors. Dr. Kotler is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Bernstein is an urologist in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bernstein trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Dr. Randy Ackerman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Voorhees, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Ackerman average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ackerman graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ackerman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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

Dr. Robert Chvala is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chvala include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chvala is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chvala has an open panel. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. C. Orth is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Orth's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Woodbury, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangubat accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Graduate Hospital's residency program. He speaks Filipino.

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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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