Chronic kidney disease affects your kidneys’ ability to do their job. The condition gets worse over time and may cause your kidneys to stop working (kidney failure). If your kidneys fail, you need a kidney transplant to survive.
But taking medications and eating a healthy diet may keep your kidneys healthy for a long time. If these treatments aren’t successful, you may need dialysis. This treatment uses a machine to take over the work of your kidneys.
Our nephrologists combine personalized care with the latest kidney disease treatments to slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. This approach helps many people achieve excellent results.
Highlights of our program include:
Our physicians are board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Board certification means our doctors passed exams demonstrating their expertise in kidney disease care. They also stay up-to-date with the latest kidney disease care practices. Their level of training shows you can count on us for care that meets your needs.
Our nephrologists work alongside other AHN physicians to help you get the best possible care — even for complex conditions that are difficult to treat.
We use a team approach care for people with problems such as:
Kidney failure: Our nephrologists perform sophisticated tests to determine whether you are eligible for a kidney transplant. During a kidney transplant, surgeons replace your kidney with a healthy one from another person. Our nephrologists partner with AHN’s transplant surgeons to deliver the care you need until a new kidney becomes available. Find out more about kidney transplant.
Glomerular disease: This condition can be a complication of disorders that cause the body to attack healthy tissue (autoimmune disease). You receive specialized care from a team of doctors, including nephrologists, autoimmune disease specialists (rheumatologists), and other specialists. Our team approach helps you receive care that addresses all of your challenges right from the start. Read more about our Autoimmunity Institute.
Hypertension: High blood pressure (hypertension) that does not respond to traditional treatments can damage your kidneys. Our nephrologists work alongside cardiovascular physicians in AHN’s Hypertension Clinic to care for people who are at risk for kidney damage. Learn more about our Cardiovascular Institute.
We deliver excellent care for a broad range of kidney problems, including: