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Dr. Geoffrey Kenneth Dube, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Dube is a nephrologist in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dube attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 202
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Radhakrishnan attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Radhakrishnan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Morning Report Attending, Dept of Medicine.; and Ewig Clinical Education Award, Dept of Medicine.. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
286 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Valenzuela's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Aetna, EmblemHealth, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valenzuela accepts. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Valenzuela attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Valenzuela's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Varicocele, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ojas Shah, MD
Specializes in Urology
161 Fort Washington Avenue, 11th Floor; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ojas Shah's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. Ellen Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
360 Essex Street; Suite 403
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Ellen Shapiro's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone. Dr. Shapiro is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Testicular Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosemary Vittoria Sampogna, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rosemary Sampogna practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and diabetic nephropathy. Dr. Sampogna honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Metabolism, Kidney Stones, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertension, Bone ... (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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