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Nephrology (Kidney)

Why Choose Wayne Health for Hypertension and Kidney Diseases?

Wayne Health’s Hypertension and Kidney Diseases Clinic consists of nephrology specialists who provide a full spectrum of care for patients with all types of kidney diseases and hypertensive conditions. Our doctors have particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic and hypertensive kidney disease, lupus nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, glomerular diseases and kidney stones.

We are also experts in treating disorders of fluid and electrolytes (i.e., disorders of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and acid-base). Wayne Health outpatient clinics provide comprehensive services for patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease. We offer the full spectrum of acute and chronic therapies, including in-center and home hemodialysis, acute hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapies, hemoperfusion and peritoneal dialysis. We also have a Kidney Transplant Clinic seeing patients for pre-transplant evaluations as well as follow up after kidney transplantation.

We have extensive experience in the treatment of acute kidney injury, including kidney failure associated with malignancy.

Wayne Health Kidney Care Services Offered

  • Fluid and electrolytes disorders
  • Essential and secondary hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Kidney stone disorders
  • Acute hemodialysis – intermittent and continuous therapies
  • Hemoperfusion
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • In-center and home hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation

Overview

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Diagnosis

Wayne Health's Approach to Treatment

Wayne Health’s special kidney programs include:

  • Dedicated inpatient floor with adjacent acute hemodialysis unit and facilities for peritoneal dialysis, renal biopsy and immunosuppressive therapy
  • Access to one of the largest home peritoneal dialysis units in the state, offering state-of-the-art care to home dialysis patients
  • State-of-the-art kidney transplant unit with two dedicated nephrologists, additional specialized training in transplantation
    • Specializing in the treatment of high-risk patients, including those with high antibody screens, HIV or Hepatitis C
    • Steroid-free protocols and novel immunosuppressive protocols
  • Kidney stone clinic geared to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of kidney stones

Advancing Research and Medical Education

Physicians and researchers at Wayne Health are also faculty members of the Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct research and clinical studies. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other health providers without a medical school affiliation.

Clinical trials in nephrology are ongoing in transplantation, chronic kidney disease, COVID-19 impact on the kidneys, and a Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.

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