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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
240 Indian River Road; Suite A5
Orange, CT
 

Dr. David Simon is an adult nephrology specialist in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and North Haven, CT. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon accepts. Dr. Simon has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Iron Deficiency, Anemia, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Cedar Street; Boardman 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aldo Peixoto's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Peixoto is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

Specializes in Urology
20 York Street; Np-4
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Peter Schulam practices urology (urinary tract disease) in New Haven, CT. Dr. Schulam's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schulam is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schulam attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Adrenal Disorders, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
789 Howard Avenue; Dana Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Karl Insogna practices adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Insogna attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Insogna takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Kidney Stones, Hypercalcemia, Hyperparathyroidism

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
333 Cedar Street; Bb 114
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Ursula Brewster, who practices in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brewster is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brewster welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Dialysis, Dialysis Access ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Singh's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Singh obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Penile Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, ... (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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