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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna Gold near Radnor, PA.

Dr. David J Ellis, MD
Specializes in Urology
919 Conestoga Road; Building 1, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. David Ellis is an urologist. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ellis is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Ellis performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors America's Top Physicians and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. David E McGinnis, MD
Specializes in Urology
919 Conestoga Road; Building 1, Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. David McGinnis is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGinnis include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Dr. McGinnis is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. McGinnis takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Thomas Francis Lanchoney, MD
Specializes in Urology
245 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Lanchoney is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Paoli, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and vaginal vault suspension. Dr. Lanchoney honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Howard Pollock Award for Top Score on Annual In-Service Examination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. Dr. Lanchoney is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Rectal Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Harryhill is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Harryhill has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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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
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Constantine Chaknos, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology and adult nephrology. Dr. Chaknos graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, kidney failure, and consultation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chaknos's professional affiliations include 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. Joel David Glickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Joel Glickman is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glickman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016. Dr. Glickman's 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, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sidney Kobrin is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Kobrin obtained Dr. Kobrin's medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed Dr. Kobrin's residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Kobrin's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, diabetic nephropathy, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Kobrin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with 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, Kidney Failure, Diabetic Nephropathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Tasian's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tasian include minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Tasian takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Stones

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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.