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We found 55 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She is especially interested in kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. Dr. Gaynor attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gaynor's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaynor takes. Dr. Gaynor is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and cryotherapy. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Trabulsi completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. Dr. Trabulsi 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, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Costas Lallas' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lallas honors. Dr. Lallas attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Rudnick practices adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rudnick include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rudnick honors. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Rudnick has received the following distinctions: 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. Robert Lawrence Benz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 130 Medical Building West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Benz's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Benz's areas of clinical interest consist of renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Nephrology and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Benz has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Irvin Hirsch works as an urologist. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirsch include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient ratings for Dr. Hirsch average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirsch accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (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. In addition to English, Dr. Wasserstein speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasserstein include kidney stones, kidney failure, and dialysis. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wasserstein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2004, 2005 Top Docs issue.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Cohen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Patrick Shenot specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Shenot average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shenot's areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shenot has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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

Dr. Perry R Weiner, DO
Specializes in Urology
2501 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Perry Weiner's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). Dr. Weiner takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Weiner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Hubsher's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hubsher include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hubsher accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hubsher's training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Harryhill's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Harryhill's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Harryhill is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Harryhill trained at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Harryhill speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, 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 is an endocrinologist and nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, kidney failure, and consultation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaknos honors. Dr. Chaknos's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency 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. Akhil Kumar Das, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Akhil Das specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Das include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Das is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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

Dr. Deborah Tova Glassman, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Glassman sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Glassman include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Glassman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Joel Glickman is a nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Glickman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glickman's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney ... (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.