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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Palese's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: robotic kidney surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Palese's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Poster Presentation Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS); and Best Video/Multispecialty Society of Lapaoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). In addition to English, Dr. Palese (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Steven Berman works as an urologist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Berman studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests include male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones and laparoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gupta average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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 works as a pediatric nephrologist and general pediatrician in New York, NY and Buffalo, NY. Dr. Akchurin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Vinnitsa National Medical University and performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akchurin's distinctions include: Alison Norris Nephrology; Fellow Award of the NYAM / NY Society of Nephrology; and New York Society of Nephrology, Outstanding.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Grieco's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. Dr. Grieco's professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grieco accepts.

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

Dr. James Borin's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In Dr. Borin's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Borin is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Edward N Moss, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Moss practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Rego Park, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Moss's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moss is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, POMCO, and more. 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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Dr. Juhi Kumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Juhi Kumar is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist. Dr. Kumar attended medical school at Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut. She completed her residency training at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hemodialysis. She takes Coresource, Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and more. She has received distinctions including 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Kumar is professionally 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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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 is a pediatric nephrologist in New York, NY. Dr. Saland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Saland is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Saland studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Saland is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Saland has received include New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Brian Schwartz's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and adolescent medicine; he sees patients in Great Neck, NY and New York, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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. His hospital/clinic 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. David Martin Weiner, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 W 51st Street; Suite 375
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Weiner's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Weiner (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Weiner has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Weiner's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, POMCO, and more. He 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 is open to new patients.

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

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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. Dr. Vassalotti attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Vassalotti has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Vassalotti has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Acute Kidney ... (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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Rastinehad include robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and renal artery stenosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rastinehad is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's residency program. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rastinehad's office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. Jay Alan Motola, MD
Specializes in Urology
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jay Motola specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Carmel, NY, Fishkill, NY, and Yorktown Heights, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and kidney stones. Dr. Motola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Putnam Hospital Center and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Motola trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Motola's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Motola takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Motola's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

Dr. Reza Mehrazin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY and 6th Floor, NY. Dr. Mehrazin's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), robotic kidney surgery, and bladder cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehrazin honors. He has an open panel. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Mehrazin's 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.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dinlenc attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Dinlenc include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and kidney cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinlenc takes. Dr. Dinlenc's distinctions include: 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 the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Cantonese. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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.