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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 sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Bernstein's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ebert include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Ebert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Ebert's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Kotler's clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Kotler has an open panel.

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

Dr. Randy Ackerman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Patients gave Dr. Ackerman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. 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. Dr. Ackerman graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his 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, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orth studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Orth's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He 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 nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Lyons takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. She is open to new patients. Dr. Lyons is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Robert Chvala's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Chvala studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Chvala welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Murillo Mangubat's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Mangubat attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. 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.