Kidney Stone Center

Kidney stones affect one in 11 Americans and can develop anywhere in the urinary tract. It can be a painful, debilitating and, in some cases, life-threatening condition.

 

The Kidney Stone Center’s innovative approach involves a multidisciplinary group of urologists, nephrologists, dietitians and interventional radiologists working together to address your kidney stones and help you feel better quickly.

Over the last 20 years, American diet and lifestyle changes have led to an increase in the number of people suffering with kidney stones. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen an 85-percent jump in the number of emergency room visits due to kidney stone pain.

The lifetime risk of kidney stones in the United States is approximately 19 percent for men and 9 percent for women. Anyone who has had at least one kidney stone episode has at least a 50-percent chance of having another, which can lead to pain, suffering and the inability to work.

This personalized approach earns high praise from our patients, who report satisfaction ratings in the 97th percentile nationally according to Press Ganey. Patient satisfaction surveys give us high scores for “communication with doctor,” “doctors listen to you,” and “overall rating of care".

In addition, our clinical outcomes for kidney stones rank above national benchmarks in such areas as complications and hospital readmission rates.

Patient Stories & Videos

Kidney Stones And Nutrition

Kidney Stones and Nutrition, Joshua Stein, MD, Urologist, HHC Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute, what substances can build up and create kidney stones

Kidney Stone Risk During Summer Due to Dehydration

Kidney stones, John Griffith, MD, Urologist, Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, heat can impact kidney stones, with dehydration and minerals causing kidney stones, importance of staying well hydrated.

Meet our Kidney Stone Specialists

Name Specialties Location
Armm, Milton Frank, MD Armm, Milton Frank, MD
4.6 /5
81 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Wilton
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD Bieniek, Jared M., MD
4.9 /5
365 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
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Crawley, David F., MD Crawley, David F., MD
4.8 /5
324 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Devanney, James Francis, MD Devanney, James Francis, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
4.8 /5
399 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Griffith, John James, MD Griffith, John James, MD
4.8 /5
310 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Southington
  • Plainville
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD Kesler, Stuart S., MD
4.8 /5
425 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD
4.6 /5
302 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
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Liaw, Christine Wenyu, MD Liaw, Christine Wenyu, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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McLeod, Brian Scott, MD McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
4.8 /5
354 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Post, Jarrod Bret, MD Post, Jarrod Bret, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Pyo, Paul, MD Pyo, Paul, MD
4.9 /5
529 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD
4.6 /5
151 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
4.9 /5
518 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C
4.9 /5
295 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Schwartz, Marissa, APRN Schwartz, Marissa, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
  • Avon
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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.8 /5
225 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Bridgeport
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Shreck, Evan, MD Shreck, Evan, MD
4.8 /5
138 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Siev, Michael Howard, MD Siev, Michael Howard, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Enfield
  • Manchester
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Singh, Joseph Udai, MD Singh, Joseph Udai, MD 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
288 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD
4.8 /5
464 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Avon
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Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.9 /5
499 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
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Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS
4.7 /5
294 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Tremaglio, Joseph M., MD 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
4.9 /5
401 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Bridgeport
  • Manchester
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Wagner, Kathryn, MD Wagner, Kathryn, MD 203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD
4.8 /5
207 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Thomaston
  • Plainville
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Wong, Jean F., MD Wong, Jean F., MD
4.8 /5
246 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich

Kidney Health Classes & Events

Friday, Oct 07, 2022, 8:00AM - 2:00PM

26th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference

The Connecticut Nursing Research Alliance is a statewide consortium comprised of academic and practice organizations, whose mission is to [...]

Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Webinar: Understanding bladder control in women

In this FREE virtual info session, join Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute urogynecologist Elisabeth Sappenfield, [...]

Thursday, Nov 17, 2022, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Webinar: What you should know about enlarged prostate (BPH)

In this FREE info session, join Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute board certified urologist Cynthia Leung, MD to [...]

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