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Choose a specialist for your kidney health

Nephrologists at Ascension sites of care deliver advanced care for kidney (renal) disorders, including chronic kidney disease.

Multispecialty care for your kidney health 

When you choose Ascension sites of care you get an experienced doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of kidney diseases, including:

  • Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure
  • Glomerulonephritis, kidney inflammation
  • Injury, including bruised kidney
  • Kidney infection, a type of urinary tract infection
  • Kidney stones and cysts
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and other kidney cancers

Your doctor listens to understand you and your symptoms. Signs of kidney disease vary and may include: changes in urination, increased fatigue, hand and foot swelling, low back pain on one side, loss of appetite and depression. Your doctor works with you to deliver a personalized care plan that’s right for you. 

Sometimes kidney conditions are related to another health concern. Your doctor connects you with specialists in urology, nutrition, oncology, cardiology and more. Our goal is to not only manage your kidney condition, but to treat what’s causing it.  

Team approach helps navigate tests and dialysis

Your care may require imaging, lab tests, dialysis, pharmacy support, or other kidney and urologic procedures. Your care team can help you schedule appointments, connect you to nearby dialysis services, and answer your questions. From your first visit and throughout your ongoing care, your doctor and care are here for you.

If dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis) is recommended to help remove a buildup of fluid and waste in your blood, your care team will connect you with convenient dialysis services close to home. Dialysis is a treatment that helps do the job of your kidneys while they heal and can also be a holding treatment in preparation for a kidney transplant.

Connected to advanced care and kidney transplant

At some of our Ascension sites of care, our experienced nephrologists and transplant surgeons deliver life-saving kidney transplant care to reverse renal failure. When you have chronic kidney disease and your doctor recommends a kidney transplant, you will first be evaluated by our multidisciplinary kidney transplant team. If you are a candidate for an organ transplant, we create a personalized care plan to keep you as healthy as possible while you are waiting for your new kidney. Then we provide supportive care for your recovery. Working together, we help improve your quality of life. 

Get a second opinion on your kidney condition 

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension sites of care. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan. 

When you are facing a new kidney diagnosis or are deciding on a surgical or therapeutic treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. Our specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.

Financial assistance and support is available

We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our financial counseling team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs.

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Choose Ascension for kidney health