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Dr Jonathan Mark Vapnek MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.74 stars out of 5 (43 ratings)
229 East 79th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Jonathan Vapnek works as an urologist in New York, NY. Dr. Vapnek has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and sacral nerve stimulation (SNS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vapnek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vapnek (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French. Dr. Vapnek is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Hydrocelectomy, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidne ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
350 East 17th Street; Beth Israel - Baird Hall, Floor 18th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Steven Gruber's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Gruber (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Gruber is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Gruber attended Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors New York Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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

Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 3.15 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
625 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Michael Palese is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Palese at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include robotic kidney surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palese attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Best Poster Presentation Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS); and Best Video/Urology Society Of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). Dr. Palese (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Kidney Surgery, B ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
625 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Ardeshir Rastinehad is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rastinehad include robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and renal artery stenosis. Dr. Rastinehad is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rastinehad's medical residency was performed at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastinehad takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, MRI, Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidn ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 3.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Dr. Jonathan Winston, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Winston's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and renal ultrasound. Patient ratings for Dr. Winston average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Winston is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Kidn ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates
New York, NY

Dr. Joseph Vassalotti is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Vassalotti include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vassalotti honors. Dr. Vassalotti has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Acute Kidney F ... (Read more)

Dr Andrew I Fishman MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (40 ratings)
100 East 77th Street; 4th Floor, East Building
New York, NY

Dr. Andrew Fishman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fishman's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and neurogenic bladder. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fishman's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), and Phelps Hospital.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, End-Stage Renal Disease, Benign Prostatic Hyperp ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine
Average rating 3.05 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
211 East 80th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Brian Schwartz's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and adolescent medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schwartz honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Thyroid Cancer, Kidney Stones, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseas ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
350 East 17th Street; 18th Floor, #23
New York, NY

Dr. Nikolas Harbord is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harbord include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Harbord is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Edema, Renal Biops ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
1070 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Mantu Gupta's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in kidney stones and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gupta is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Fidelis. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr Thomas Rechtschaffen MD
Specializes in Urology
201 East 19th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Thomas Rechtschaffen works as an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Rechtschaffen's clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures

Dr Oleh Akchurin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
505 E 70th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Oleh Akchurin is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akchurin include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Akchurin accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP). He graduated from Vinnitsa National Medical University. Dr. Akchurin's residency was performed at Buffalo General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alison Norris Nephrology; Fellow Award of the NYAM / NY Society of Nephrology; and New York Society of Nephrology, Outstanding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney T ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
27-15 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY

Dr. John Sfakianos sees patients in Astoria, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: robotic kidney surgery, bladder cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Sfakianos takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Sfakianos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Winner, Chief's Debate New York Academy of Medicine; Outstanding Pre -Urology Surgical Intern SUNY Downstate Department of Surgery; and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Sfakianos is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparo ... (Read more)

Dr James Frederic Borin MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY

Dr. James Borin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Borin has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Borin has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Hydronephrosis, Pyeloplasty, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surge ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
10 Union Square E; Bimc - Department of Urology
New York, NY

Dr. Caner Dinlenc works as an urologist. Dr. Dinlenc's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and kidney cancer. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Dinlenc has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and AUA Leadership Program AUA New York Super Doctor New York Times The Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Hydronephrosis, Prostate Cancer

Dr Rachita Sethi Reddy MPH MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Rachita Reddy is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Reddy honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Sto ... (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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