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 works as an adult nephrologist. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chvala's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Chvala performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bernstein include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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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Dr. Karl H Ebert, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite-303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Karl Ebert is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ebert include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Ebert trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebert takes. Dr. Ebert is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mitchell Kotler works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kotler include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Kotler'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 studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. Dr. Kotler is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. C. Orth is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Voorhees, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Orth is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Orth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mangubat include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangubat's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Graduate Hospital. He is conversant in 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.