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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Keystone 65 Choice near Woodbury, NJ.

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

Dr. Karl Ebert specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ebert's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ebert include bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, 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. Ebert is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at Bryn Mawr Hospital. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ebert's 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kotler include bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and laser surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kotler has an open panel. He attended medical school at 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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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, Sewell, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, adrenal cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Ackerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman honors. He has an open panel. His 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).

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. C. Orth sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Orth trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Orth include bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and enterocele repair. Dr. Orth takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He is accepting 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 areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyons is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lyons is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Chvala's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chvala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mangubat's clinical interests: bladder cancer, low testosterone (male hypogonadism), and laser surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. In addition to English, 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.