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We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Shield PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Ira Steven Meisels, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
425 West 59th Street; 8a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Meisels practices adult nephrology in New York, NY. Dr. Meisels's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Meisels graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then Dr. Meisels performed Dr. Meisels's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Meisels honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Dr. Steven Jeffrey Gruber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Union Square East; Beth Israel Medical Centerbaird Hallnephrology Division
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Gruber sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gruber include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gruber graduated from Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gruber (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. Dr. Gruber welcomes new patients.

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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). Dr. Saland studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Saland average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saland honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Saland (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Saland is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult nephrologist in New York, NY and 11th Floor, NY. His clinical interests include 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 takes. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Vassalotti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vassalotti has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jonathan Allan Winston, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Winston is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Winston's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Winston accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Winston is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Hilary M Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
5 East 98th Strete; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hilary Hotchkiss is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Hotchkiss's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Peter Sfakianos, MD
Specializes in Urology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Sfakianos is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Sfakianos's areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Sfakianos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sfakianos include: Winner, Chief's Debate New York Academy of Medicine and Outstanding Pre -Urology Surgical Intern SUNY Downstate Department of Surgery. Dr. Sfakianos is conversant in Greek. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
526 Avenue of The Americas
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brent Williams practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Corinne Benchimol, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Other
5 E 98th Street, Fpa Pediatric Nephrology; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Corinne Benchimol is a pediatric nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchimol studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Benchimol trained at Miami Children's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Benchimol (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Anip Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36 W. 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anip Bansal works as a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bansal include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal accepts. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Bansal trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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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.