We found 65 providers with an interest in kidney stones near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Michael Palese is an urologist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Palese's clinical interests include robotic kidney surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Palese's distinctions 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ojas Shah, MD
Specializes in Urology
150 East 32nd Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ojas Shah is an urologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is especially interested in kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Shah performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received distinctions including 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.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Mantu Gupta is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in New York, NY. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Steven Jeffrey Gruber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
350 E 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Gruber is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gruber include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Gruber takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gruber completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gruber (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Yiddish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ira Steven Meisels, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Meisels works as a nephrologist in New York, NY. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Meisels is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Vassalotti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Vassalotti studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. His areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and renal artery stenosis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rastinehad is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Reza Mehrazin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), robotic kidney surgery, and bladder cancer. Dr. Mehrazin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Mehrazin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. He 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 is an urologist in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Dinlenc (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dinlenc include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and kidney cancer. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. His 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's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph James Del Pizzo, MD
Specializes in Urology
525 E 68th Street, Room Starr 924a; Department of Urology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Delpizzo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Delpizzo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Delpizzo include kidney stones, laser surgery, and endourologic procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Delpizzo's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Delpizzo (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

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 New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hemodialysis. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and more. Dr. Kumar graduated from Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut and then she performed her residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. She has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Oleh Akchurin works as a pediatric nephrologist. These areas are among Dr. Akchurin's clinical interests: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vinnitsa National Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Buffalo General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alison Norris Nephrology; Fellow Award of the NYAM / NY Society of Nephrology; and New York Society of Nephrology, Outstanding. Dr. Akchurin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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 specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Saland (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Saland include kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Saland graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Berman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berman's areas of expertise include male infertility, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Berman is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Edward Moss is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Moss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Amerigroup, Coresource, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moss takes. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Moss speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Thomas Hartley Rechtschaffen, MD
Specializes in Urology
201 East 19th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Rechtschaffen is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rechtschaffen is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rechtschaffen's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rechtschaffen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Albanian. He is professionally affiliated with SJRH Dobbs Ferry Pavillion, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures

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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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