Ascension's nephrology specialists can help manage many kidney disorders and diseases with comprehensive, customized kidney-health treatment plans.
About Kidney Health
Kidneys maintain body balance by eliminating fluids and waste, making red blood cells and controlling bone health. Sometimes kidney health is affected by genetic issues, high blood pressure, kidney trauma or a chronic disease such as diabetes. If your kidneys are at risk, we can work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to meet your needs.
Our nephrologists (kidney doctors) work closely with you and your primary care physician to protect your kidneys from failure and improve your daily life. We can teach you ways to control your blood sugar and diet, recommend the right medication, keep track of your numbers, and explain all your medical options.
If your kidneys have failed, we offer a number of dialysis options on an inpatient basis, including continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. We will ensure that you receive compassionate, personalized care every step of the way.