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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Keystone 65 Choice 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She welcomes 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Chvala 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chvala's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Bernstein works as an urologist in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Bernstein's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ebert's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ebert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mitchell Kotler is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His clinical interests 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 attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Kotler's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ackerman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ackerman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include 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. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Orth performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Orth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat sees patients in Woodbury, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mangubat's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his 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.