Kidney Stones

Kidney stone disease has been on the rise over the last two decades, likely due to diet and lifestyle changes. Over the last decade, there has been an 85% increase in the number of emergency room visits for kidney stones.

Close to 9% of the population will get kidney stones in their lifetime. They are caused by high levels of minerals and salts in the urine, which form kidney stones.


An Interdisciplinary Team for Treatment and Prevention

Our Kidney Stone Disease Team, led by Jeffrey Morganstern, MD, includes the disciplines of nephrology, urology and nutrition. In addition to procedures such as lithotripsy, ureteroscopic stone removal and percutaneous nephrostomy, patients participate in a comprehensive approach to manage their kidney stone disease.

As an academic institution, we offer highly skilled board certified urologists dedicated to the treatment and prevention of kidney stones. They work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of nephrologists, interventional radiologists and dieticians. This collaborative team approach to prevention and treatment of kidney stones distinguishes our services from others in the area, and is a big advantage for kidney stone patients.

Our team has access to the latest technology such as minimally invasive laser treatments which are so effective they are beginning to replace more traditional treatments like lithotripsy.

Specialty in Treating Large Kidney Stones

Our practice treats a tremendous volume of patients with kidney stones. We are experts in tackling larger, more complicated kidney stones that other practices may not treat as effectively. Patients with very large kidney stones will often need a procedure called a percutaneous nephrostomy, where a tube is very precisely inserted into the kidney to remove the stone. This is where our close collaboration with specially trained interventional radiologists is a particular advantage, since they help us insert the tube into the kidney in the precise location that gives us the best chance of removing all of the stone. Our entire team meets frequently to discuss the very latest treatment techniques, review recent cases, and continuously improve our protocols for the best patient outcomes.

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Meet our Kidney Stone Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD
4.7 /5
175 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD
4.8 /5
194 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Crawley, David F., MD
4.7 /5
145 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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D'Amato, Abram Cooper, MD
4.7 /5
145 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Devanney, James Francis, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
4.8 /5
219 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Dorin, Ryan P., MD, FACS
4.8 /5
142 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Friedman, Franklin Paul, MD
4.9 /5
208 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Plainfield
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Griffith, John James, MD
4.8 /5
153 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD
4.9 /5
201 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
4.9 /5
239 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Morgenstern, Jeffrey H., MD
4.6 /5
124 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Pyo, Paul, MD
4.9 /5
214 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS
4.8 /5
216 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
5.0 /5
232 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C 860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.8 /5
155 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • West Hartford
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
185 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.9 /5
301 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Tremaglio, Joseph M., MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
4.9 /5
276 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
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Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD 860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Southington
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Wong, Jean F., MD
4.9 /5
152 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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