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

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

Dr. Costas Lallas practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Darlene Michelle Gaynor-Krupnick, DO
Specializes in Urology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 361
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Darlene Gaynor-Krupnick's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before performing her residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Gaynor-Krupnick attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage is an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mucksavage attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mucksavage is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, 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. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Zaontz average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaontz accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Snyder works as a general surgeon and pediatric urologist. Dr. Snyder's clinical interests encompass warts and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Snyder's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Warts, Cysts, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Trabulsi graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trabulsi include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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

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

Dr. Deborah Glassman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Glassman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Botox Injection, Renal Vascular Disease, Urinary ... (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; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He has a special interest in kidney stones, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney failure. Dr. Chaknos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his 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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Das speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Das attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Das's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Yonghong Huan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3400 Spruce Street; 210 White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Yonghong Huan is a nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Huan's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and second opinions. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Huan attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Second Opinions, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Rudnick's medical specialty is adult nephrology. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudnick include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Rudnick honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudnick's distinctions 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 professional 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 specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benz is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Benz trained at Lankenau Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Benz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Nephrology and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Benz's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Patricia Lyons' specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Her professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Lyons is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (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. Dr. Glickman attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Glickman include kidney stones, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and peritoneal dialysis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glickman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Glickman include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016. His professional affiliations include 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. Perry R Weiner, DO
Specializes in Urology
2501 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Perry Weiner's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Weiner graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Weiner's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Jonathan Mann, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Mann is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Mann is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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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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