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Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bird's areas of expertise include laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Bird attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bird's distinctions include: Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100247
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dennis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Dennis trained at Shands HealthCare. He has received distinctions including Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society.. Dr. Dennis is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Li-Ming Ming Su, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li Su is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Su is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Su has received the distinction of Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jogiraju Tantravahi is a nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tantravahi studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Tantravahi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Victoria Yvonne Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Victoria Bird is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Bird performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Exceptional Summer Student Research Award, NINDS, NIH; Argonne National Laboratory Traveling Research Award, Chicago, IL; and Stanley Foundation: research funding award, NAMI, NIMH, NIH. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Bird is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Abutalbed Ahsan Ejaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Abutaleb Ejaz practices adult nephrology. He attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carilion Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University for residency. He has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Ejaz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ejaz's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Benjamin Kirk Canales, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Canales is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: simple prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. Dr. Canales is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Canales include: NIDDK Fellow Travel Award; the University of Minnesota Urology Research Contest and 1st and 3rd Place; and Leslie Zieve Award and Outstanding Fellow or Resident Research at VAMC. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Romano T De Marco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Romano Demarco is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and hypospadias. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demarco takes. Dr. Demarco is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Demarco completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Golden Key National Honor Society; Mortar Board Honor Society; and the University of Missouri Chancellor Scholar. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Muna Thalji Canales, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Muna Canales is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Canales's areas of expertise include kidney stones and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Canales attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Problems

Dr. Rupam Ruchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road; First Floor, Room 1901
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rupam Ruchi's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Ruchi's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Ruchi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ruchi is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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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