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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. 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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All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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. Fangming Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital - Nyp
Columbia University Medical Center, NY
 

Dr. Fangming Lin is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Columbia University Medical Center, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. She honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Fujian Medical University for medical school. Dr. Lin has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ellen Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
150 E 32nd Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Shapiro's medical specialty is pediatric urology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Shapiro accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro has an open panel.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Kidney Stones, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Testicular Cancer, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Michael's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Michael accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
254 Canal Street; Room 5003
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Liu is an adult nephrologist in New York, NY. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Liu's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Liu is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Brent A. Williams Md Fasn; 801d Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brent Williams is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Williams accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital, Dr. Williams attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.

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

Dr. David S Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
423 E. 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Goldfarb is a nephrologist. Dr. Goldfarb's clinical interests encompass kidney stones. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goldfarb completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

Dr. Mitchell H Charap, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Charap practices general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Charap attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachita Sethi Reddy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rachita Reddy works as a nephrologist in Huntington Station, NY and Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Payam Hakimian, MD
Specializes in Urology
953 49th Street; Suite 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Payam Hakimian is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Hakimian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Hakimian (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Persian.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Prostate Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susie Chung is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in New York, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chung's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Nathan Cantor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
462 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Cantor works as an internist. Dr. Cantor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Cantor's areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cantor is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dizziness, Conjunctivitis, Contraception, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1 Prospect Park W; Suite C
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Brent Yanke's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Yanke's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Yanke is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Cocks, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Cocks is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Cocks include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cocks takes. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dizziness, Conjunctivitis, Contraception, Hoarseness, ... (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.