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Dr. Ramon A Perez-Marrero, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 103
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Perez-Marrero's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Perez-Marrero's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and adrenal cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Perez-Marrero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Bassel's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Bassel attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Bladder Problems, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahathi Reddy Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mahathi Reddy sees patients in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. After attending Kasturba Medical College and Osmania Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Reddy has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. Richard Ian Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz is an urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Rabinowitz is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rabinowitz's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Bladder Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Dipiazza, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Dipiazza is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Dipiazza is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dipiazza include bladder cancer, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Dipiazza attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dipiazza accepts.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan N Otheguy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Otheguy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Otheguy's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Otheguy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Otheguy attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul M Arnold, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Paul Arnold is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Patient ratings for Dr. Arnold average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Arnold has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian D Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hale's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Martin B Richman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2044 Trinity Boulevard; Suite 225
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Martin Richman is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Richman trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Richman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Lonnie T Klein, MD
Specializes in Urology
2044 Trinity Boulevard; Suite 225
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Lonnie Klein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Klein's clinical interests include female incontinence, kidney stones, and infertility. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein honors 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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Dr. Michael J Szostak, MD
Specializes in Urology
2044 Trinity Boulevard; Suite 225
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Szostak is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Szostak has a special interest in kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic prostatectomy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Szostak is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urinary Tract ... (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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