We found 56 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna Leap Basic HSA near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Darlene Michelle Gaynor-Krupnick, DO
Specializes in Urology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 361
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Darlene Gaynor works as an urologist in Collegeville, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Gaynor is especially interested in kidney stones. Her professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gaynor trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Costas Dean Lallas, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas practices urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lallas include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lallas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Lallas is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Penile Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edouard John Trabulsi, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Trabulsi attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Trabulsi has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
240 Medical Office Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rudnick is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Rudnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2005 - 2016.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Electrolyte Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
245 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. She has an open panel. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan George Wasserstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Wasserstein is a specialist in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, kidney failure, and dialysis. Dr. Wasserstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2004, 2005 Top Docs issue. Dr. Wasserstein speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Raphael Mayer Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
240 Medical Office Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raphael Cohen specializes in adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Cohen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Electrolyte Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 130 Medical Building West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Benz is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Benz is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Benz is professionally affiliated with Associates in Nephrology and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cysts, Sleep Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Renal Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay William Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
501 South 54th Street; Mob, Room 227
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher, who practices in Darby, PA, Springfield, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hubsher honors. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Hubsher attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Ultrasound, Kidney Stones, Edema, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
5 East; 3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 North 39th Street, Medical Office Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Harryhill's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Harryhill accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cryosurgery, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Constantine Michael Chaknos, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adult Nephrology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 1st Floor, Suite 300s
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Constantine Chaknos' areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and adult nephrology. Dr. Chaknos's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, kidney failure, and consultation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Consultation, End-Stage ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Zaontz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zaontz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz's professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Irvin Harold Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irvin Hirsch's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Hirsch is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hirsch is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel David Glickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3400 Spruce Street; One Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Glickman's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glickman include kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Glickman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glickman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Glickman include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick John Shenot, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Shenot is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Shenot's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shenot is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shenot include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (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.

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