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

Dr. Michael Roy Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ebert has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ebert attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Mitchell Kotler is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kotler include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kotler's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Kotler 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Ackerman's 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). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman honors. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. C. Orth's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Orth 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 a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Patricia Lyons is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lyons completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

Dr. Robert Chvala is an adult nephrologist. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chvala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Chvala attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangubat attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mangubat 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.