Our comprehensive kidney treatment program covers a wide variety of innovative therapies. These include dialysis options that are tailored to patient needs, one of the nation’s largest and most successful kidney transplantation programs and leading-edge advancement of care standards for kidney-related issues, including kidney stones.

With a focus on basic, translational and clinical research as well as the consequences of kidney problems, our Division of Nephrology tests new pharmaceutical agents, identifies novel and more effective applications for existing drugs and researches biomarkers for immunologic diseases that affect the kidneys, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We are also committed to educating the next generation of nephrologists through our highly respected Fellowship Program in Kidney Diseases. In addition to treatments and clinics for hypertension and genetic forms of kidney disease, our comprehensive kidney stone management program focuses on the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures that can prevent, treat and manage even the most challenging cases.

By providing more effective and rapid diagnoses and treatment, we are working toward reducing the burden of kidney disease worldwide.

Kidney Services

Kidney Services

Conditions and Treatments

Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a sudden loss of kidney function that can happen within hours or days. It can sometimes be stopped when the problem is found and treated. Dialysis may be needed until kidney function returns.

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BK Virus (Transplantation rejection)

BK virus causes kidney problems for patients with organ transplants. Transplant patients are more likely to have signs of BK one to five years after transplant, but it can happen anytime. The virus causes a condition called BK Viral Nephritis or BKVN.

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) means that your kidneys are damaged and can't filter blood as they should. The main job of each kidney is to filter waste and excess water out of your blood to make urine. They also help maintain the body's chemical balance, help control blood pressure, and make hormones. Damaged kidneys can cause waste to build up in your body as well as other health problems.

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End Stage Renal Disease

This condition is also known as kidney failure or renal failure. If your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work they normally do. The treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant; each has benefits and drawbacks. No matter which you choose, you'll need to make some changes, including how you eat and plan your activities. But with the help of healthcare providers, family and friends, most people with kidney failure can lead full and active lives.

Kidney Cysts

A cyst is a fluid-filled sac. There are two types of kidney cysts. The first, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), runs in families. In PKD, the cysts take the place of the normal tissue. They enlarge the kidneys and make them work poorly, leading to kidney failure. When PKD causes kidneys to fail - which usually happens after many years - people need dialysis or kidney transplantation. About half of people with the most common type of PKD end up with kidney failure. PKD also causes cysts in other parts of the body, such as the liver.

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Kidney Disease and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your kidneys, the organs that clean your blood. If they are damaged, waste and fluids build up in your blood instead of leaving your body.

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Kidney Failure

Acute kidney failure is caused by a sudden loss of the kidney's ability to remove toxins, excess chemicals and water. It often occurs in connection with another medical condition or event, such as extremely low blood pressure, decreased oxygen to the kidney and obstruction, trauma or infections to the kidney. It may also be a result of poor heart function, liver conditions or prostate gland enlargement. Acute kidney failure often reverses within several weeks to months.

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Kidney Infection

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder and a urethra. Kidney infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

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