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

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 is an adult nephrology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. These areas are among Dr. Gruber's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Gruber average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gruber (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ira Meisels' medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Meisels's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Meisels takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Meisels attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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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, who practices in New York, NY and 11th Floor, NY, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vassalotti takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Saland is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saland welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Saland has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Saland (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, he speaks 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 is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Winston accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. 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' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Williams welcomes 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' area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Hotchkiss's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Hotchkiss completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Sfakianos works as an urologist. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Sfakianos's areas of expertise include the following: robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Winner, Chief's Debate New York Academy of Medicine and Outstanding Pre -Urology Surgical Intern SUNY Downstate Department of Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Sfakianos speaks Greek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Benchimol's areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benchimol honors. She 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 professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Benchimol (or staff) is conversant in 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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Dr. Anip Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36 W. 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anip Bansal is an adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bansal is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is open to 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.

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