The Department of Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. Systemic conditions that affect the kidneys (such as diabetes and autoimmune disease) and systemic problems that occur as a result of kidney problems (such as renal osteodystrophy and hypertension) are also studied in nephrology.
Our mission is to provide the highest level of patient care, expand the frontiers of basic and clinical investigation in nephrology.Emerging science, new technology, and improvements in diagnostics and patient care have enabled nephrologists to treat kidney and renal disease more successfully.
Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients. Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, and may require special treatment.
The scope of care encompasses all stages of kidney disease, from earliest detectable changes in kidney function through end-stage renal disease. Our specialists evaluate, manage and treat a wide range of conditions, medical complications and types of patients, including the following:
Q. Is there a special diet that is good for the kidneys?
A. Doctors often recommend a diet low in protein to help preserve kidney function, or a low-sodium diet to help lower blood pressure. If you have weak kidneys talk to your doctor before starting any diet.
Q. What diseases affect the kidneys?
A. The most common causes of kidney disease are hypertension and diabetes. These two diseases can affect every organ in the body.