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Services - Nephrology

Dialysis Management (Acute and Chronic)

The treatment and management of patients requiring renal replacement therapy

Kidney Biopsy

A kidney biopsy, also called renal biopsy, is a procedure to remove a small piece of kidney tissue so that it can be examined under a microscope for signs of damage or disease.

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Chronic Kidney Disease Management

Common condition that effects the kidney's ability to filter waste and other substances from the body. This condition is especially common in individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. This condition can be managed in multiple manners such as diet and medication.

End Stage Renal Disease Management

The final stage of Chronic Kidney Disease in which a patient requires either dialysis or renal transplant therapy in order to survive.

Acute Kidney Injury

Sudden loss of kidney function due to injury, side effect of mediations or infection.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Management

Kidney disease which involves the development of cysts around the kidneys. This commonly a genetic kidney disorder.

Vascular Access Placement/Management

Placement and maintenance of access necessary for dialysis treatment

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Post Kidney Transplant Management

The replacement of a damaged kidney with a functioning kidney thereby eliminating the need for dialysis. However, medical management is still required in order to monitor the medication necessary for the suppression of the immune system.

Anemia Evaluation/Management

The diagnosis and management of anemia (low red blood cells) due to Chronic Kidney Disease

Diabetes Mellitus Evaluation and Management

The term "diabetes mellitus" refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Diabetes can cause damage to the filtering system of the kidneys thus causing kidney damage which can result in the need for dialysis.

Hyperlipidemia Management

Management of elevated cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood

Electrolyte Imbalance

Treatment for electrolyte disorders depends on the type and underlying cause of the condition, but may include dietary changes, stopping certain medications or electrolyte replacement therapy, which can be administered either orally or intravenously. Hemodialysis may also be used to treat these conditions and reduce potassium levels in patients with impaired kidney function.