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Dr. Michael Alexander Palese, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
10 Union Square East; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Palese practices urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Palese is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Palese honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Palese graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Best Poster Presentation Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS); and Best Video/Multispecialty Society of Lapaoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). Dr. Palese (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Kidney Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Oleh M Akchurin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, General Pediatrics
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oleh Akchurin sees patients in New York, NY and Buffalo, NY. His medical specialties are pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Akchurin is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Akchurin attended medical school at Vinnitsa National Medical University. He has received the following distinctions: Alison Norris Nephrology; Fellow Award of the NYAM / NY Society of Nephrology; and New York Society of Nephrology, Outstanding. Dr. Akchurin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Akchurin is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Borin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Dr. Borin speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Borin attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Borin is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Stenosis, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Hydronephrosis, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Marc Berman, MD
Specializes in Urology
55 E 9th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Berman is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Berman attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cystoscopy, Bladder Problems, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Lithotripsy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mantu Gupta, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
625 Madison Avenue; Floor 2
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mantu Gupta is a New York, NY physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include kidney stones and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Gupta graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Dr. Juhi Kumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Juhi Kumar specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hemodialysis. She accepts Coresource, Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and more. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut. Dr. Kumar completed her residency training at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recipient of the National Institute of Health (NIH); National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); and Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23). Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Dr. Anthony John Grieco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Hcc Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Grieco practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Grieco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA.

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Dr. Joseph Alfred Vassalotti, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Vassalotti specializes in adult nephrology and practices in New York, NY and 11th Floor, NY. Dr. Vassalotti attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vassalotti include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Vassalotti's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vassalotti's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward N Moss, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Moss' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Moss's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Coresource, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moss honors. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Moss attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Bladder Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Benign ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine
211 East 80th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Schwartz is a specialist in adult endocrinology and adolescent medicine. He works in Great Neck, NY and New York, NY. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and metabolic bone disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Schwartz a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schwartz attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Kidney Stones, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ardeshir Rustom Rastinehad, DO
Specializes in Urology
First Avenue and 16th Street; 2nd Floor Radiology Department
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ardeshir Rastinehad is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rastinehad include robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and renal artery stenosis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, MRI, Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Martin Saland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Other
5 East 98th Street, Faculty Practice Associates; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Saland's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saland include kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Saland is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Saland is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Saland (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Martin Weiner, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 W 51st Street; Suite 375
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Weiner's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiner accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Weiner's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards; and Gold DOC award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Dr. Weiner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weiner's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney Problems

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Dr. Reza Mehrazin, MD
Specializes in Urology
10 Union Square; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Reza Mehrazin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), robotic kidney surgery, and bladder cancer. Dr. Mehrazin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Best of Session Poster (First Palce) AUA Annual Meeting Best of Session Poster (First Place) and AUA 2009 Gerald P. Murphy Scholar Watson Pharmaceutical Company and AUA. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Mehrazin's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caner Z Dinlenc, MD
Specializes in Urology
10 Union Square East, Phillips Ambulatory Care Urology; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Caner Dinlenc practices urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and kidney cancer. Dr. Dinlenc is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He is open to new patients. Dr. Dinlenc is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and AUA Leadership Program AUA New York Super Doctor New York Times The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Dinlenc (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Hydronephrosis, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Joseph James Del Pizzo, MD
Specializes in Urology
525 East 68th Street Starr 900
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Delpizzo's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, laser surgery, and endourologic procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Delpizzo accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Delpizzo trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Delpizzo (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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.