Nephrology is a medical specialty that focuses on the kidneys and their related diseases and conditions. The kidneys are vital organs that help filter waste and excess fluid from the blood and excrete them from the body as urine. Nephrologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, disorders, and conditions.

Some common kidney-related conditions that nephrologists diagnose and treat include:

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Proteinuria (excess protein in the urine)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Our Nephrologists use a variety of diagnostic tests and procedures to evaluate and treat these conditions, such as blood tests, urine tests, imaging studies, and kidney biopsy. Treatment options can range from medication and lifestyle changes to dialysis and kidney transplant, depending on the specific condition and severity. Nephrologists also work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as dietitians and social workers, to provide comprehensive care for patients with kidney-related diseases and conditions.