We found 14 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Fernando Jose Cabrera-Pifver, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. Patients gave Dr. Cabrera an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabrera accepts. Dr. Cabrera's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Schnickel graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Rute Cecilia Ribeiro Teles, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Rute Paixao's medical specialty is adult nephrology. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Paixao include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Paixao is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Paixao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Dianne Tecla Sandy-Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Suite # A11/12
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dianne Sandy is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Weston, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Sandy is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Sandy 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. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tzakis at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tzakis takes. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's professional training, Dr. Tzakis completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Dr. Nicolas A Muruve, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Muruve include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Muruve's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muruve's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reino graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reino's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauro Braun, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Mc Fla; Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Mauro Braun works as an adult nephrologist in Weston, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Braun include disorders of calcium metabolism, orthostatic hypotension, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Braun is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Braun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Braun (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Neerja Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Neerja Agrawal is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Agrawal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Agrawal is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Dr. Richard J Macchia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Macchia a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Macchia has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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

Dr. Alok Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava is an urologist in Weston, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: partial nephrectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. Dr. Shrivastava is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shrivastava has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shrivastava takes.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Surafel Kebede Gebreselassie, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Surafel Gebreselassie specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gebreselassie include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Gebreselassie accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Gebreselassie is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Dr. Barbara Ercole, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole practices urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ercole takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ercole graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1613 North Harrison Parkway; Building C Suite 200
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. James Johnson is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include kidney stones. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, JFK Medical Center - North Campus, and Palms West Hospital.

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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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