We found 20 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna Gold near Radnor, 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

Specializes in Urology, Other
245 S Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Guy Bernstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Bernstein's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bernstein's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Joseph Andrew Graversen, MD
Specializes in Urology
245 S Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Graversen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Graversen include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Graversen's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Incontinence, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
919 Conestoga Road; Building One, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Ilia Zeltser's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in kidney stones. Dr. Zeltser is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Zeltser attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Zeltser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Zeltser is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cysts, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Urology
919 Conestoga Road; Building 1, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. James Squadrito is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in warts, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Squadrito accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Squadrito is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Mob West; Suite 130
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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Dr. Thomas Francis Lanchoney, MD
Specializes in Urology
245 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Lanchoney practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lanchoney is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lanchoney include kidney stones, rosacea, and melasma. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lanchoney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital, Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC, and Paoli Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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, Mob East; Suite 361
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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Specializes in Urology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Mob East Suite 361
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. Joel David Glickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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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Specializes in Urology
919 Conestoga Road; Building 1, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Leigh Bergmann is an urologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. Dr. Bergmann is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at New Britain General Hospital, Dr. Bergmann attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bergmann has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cysts, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Urology
919 Conestoga Road; Building 1, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. David Ellis specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Rosemont, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ellis include warts, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Ellis honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ellis's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Nephrology Associates; Lankenau Mob West, Suite 130
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Aqeel Siddiqui is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Siddiqui obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqui's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Sidney M Kobrin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Sidney Kobrin is an adult nephrology specialist. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, Dr. Kobrin completed Dr. Kobrin's residency training at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Kobrin has a special interest in kidney stones, diabetic nephropathy, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kobrin accepts. Dr. Kobrin's distinctions include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016. Dr. Kobrin's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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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