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Nephrologists offer evaluation and treatment of patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. These include kidney stone disease, disorders of fluid and electrolytes, and renal disease during pregnancy. The specialists also have gained recognition for their expertise in treating difficult-to-manage and complicated renal hypertension.
Services include renal biopsy; metabolic evaluation of kidney stones; and all forms of renal replacement therapy, such as renal transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
The facility for outpatient hemodialysis has 30 hemodialysis stations and provides more than 21,000 outpatient treatments a year.
Kidney Transplantation Program
Nephrologists work with transplant surgeons to provide consultation before kidney transplantation and long-term follow-up care after transplantation.
An active research program is being conducted in the following areas: hypertensive and diabetic kidney disease, genetic factors in kidney disease, pathogenesis of renal hypertension in experimental models, evaluation of new therapies for renal hypertension, development and evaluation of new dialysis therapies, and management of anemia and other complications of chronic kidney disease.