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-Krupnick works as an urologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick include kidney stones. Her professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick completed her residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

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

Dr. Costas Lallas' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lallas include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lallas accepts. Dr. Lallas has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trabulsi honors. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Trabulsi attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. 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 affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rudnick is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rudnick include: 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. 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)

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

Dr. Robert Benz is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Benz is professionally affiliated with Associates in Nephrology and Lankenau Medical Center. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benz has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Benz attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Patricia Lyons' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jay Hubsher is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hubsher completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hubsher include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hubsher accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hubsher is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harryhill include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Harryhill speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 is an adult endocrinologist and nephrologist. His clinical interests include kidney stones, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney failure. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaknos graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chaknos's training includes a residency program 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. Michael Joseph Hagg, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; 361 Lankenau Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Michael Hagg is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Wynnewood, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hagg include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hagg graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Hagg is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zaontz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. Dr. Zaontz's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Urology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; 361 Lankenau Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Schnall is an urologist. Dr. Schnall has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and kidney failure. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Schnall is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. 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, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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

Dr. Irvin Hirsch is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirsch include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Hirsch's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Hirsch takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and peritoneal dialysis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glickman honors. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Glickman completed residency programs 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, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, ... (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 practices adult nephrology. He is especially interested in kidney stones, kidney failure, and dialysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wasserstein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He has received distinctions including 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 and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cohen obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

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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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