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We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Shield PPO near New York, NY.

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 areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Dr. Vassalotti is affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Vassalotti welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Acute Kidney ... (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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Saland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Saland include kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Saland is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saland is in-network for 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 has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Richard Marshall Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Stein is a nephrologist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stein's office for an appointment.

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

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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Winston a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Winston speaks Spanish. Dr. Winston is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Sfakianos specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sfakianos takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sfakianos obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Winner, Chief's Debate New York Academy of Medicine and Outstanding Pre -Urology Surgical Intern SUNY Downstate Department of Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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

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

Dr. Hilary Hotchkiss is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). In addition to English, Dr. Hotchkiss speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hotchkiss include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brian David Radbill, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Hospital Nephrology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Radbill's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Radbill honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Radbill is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Brent Williams works as a nephrologist. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Benchimol include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benchimol is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Miami Children's Hospital's residency program. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Benchimol (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Benchimol is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cysts, Bladder Problems, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (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.