We found 66 providers with an interest in kidney stones near Brooklyn, NY.

Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, General Pediatrics
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oleh Akchurin is a pediatric nephrologist and pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Akchurin include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Akchurin accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Vinnitsa National Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Akchurin has received distinctions including 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 foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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

Specializes in Urology, Other
10 Union Square East; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Palese is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palese accepts. Dr. Palese is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palese include: New York Super Doctors; Best Video/Multispecialty Society of Lapaoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS); and Best Video/Urology Society Of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). Dr. Palese (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Palese is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Urology
150 East 32nd Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ojas Shah, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones. Dr. Shah's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Juhi Kumar sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hemodialysis. She honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut for medical school, Dr. Kumar completed her residency training at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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). In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Meisels is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Meisels's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Meisels obtained Dr. Meisels's medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed Dr. Meisels's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Meisels accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
55 E 9th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Berman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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

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Specializes in Urology, Other
625 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mantu Gupta is an urologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include kidney stones and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gupta is rated highly by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Brian Schwartz specializes in adult endocrinology and adolescent medicine and practices in Great Neck, NY and New York, NY. Patients gave Dr. Schwartz an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and metabolic bone disease. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Schwartz accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
350 E 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Gruber is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He studied medicine at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore for his residency. Dr. Gruber's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Gruber is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gruber (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
51 W 51st Street; Suite 375
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Weiner is an urologist in New York, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Weiner focuses on kidney stones. Dr. Weiner accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Weiner attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Weiner has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards; and Gold DOC award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Dr. Weiner (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Weiner's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. James Borin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Borin's clinical interests include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borin trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Borin has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Borin is conversant in Spanish.

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

Specializes in Urology, Other
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Moss is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Moss is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, POMCO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Moss is conversant in 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 General Internal Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Hcc Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Grieco works as an internist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grieco include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. Dr. Grieco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grieco completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
10 Union Square East, Phillips Ambulatory Care Urology; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Caner Dinlenc is a New York, NY physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dinlenc (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Cantonese. He has a special interest in kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and kidney cancer. Dr. Dinlenc obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Dinlenc 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. He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Vassalotti is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vassalotti honors. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vassalotti include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Vassalotti is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Other
5 East 98th Street, Faculty Practice Associates; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Saland's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Saland has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Saland include: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Saland (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Saland has an open panel.

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

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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.

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