Knowing which foods to choose and which to avoid can help you avoid or reduce further kidney damage. Our nutritional experts help you develop an individualized eating plan that includes delicious, wholesome, and filling foods to keep your kidneys as healthy as possible.
Two types of blood-pressure drugs -- angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors -- help protect your kidney function by slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease and postponing kidney failure. ARBs and ACE inhibitors are also used to treat other types of kidney disease, as well as diabetes and high blood pressure. If you have complications of kidney disease, such as fluid retention, bone disease, or anemia, we prescribe appropriate therapies for these conditions as well.
Because uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your kidneys (and your heart), we aim to reduce your blood pressure to safe levels, typically through lifestyle modification, weight loss, and in many cases, medications.
Our dialysis clinics provide a full spectrum of options, including home hemodialysis, nocturnal dialysis, and peritoneal dialysis. We also offer acute dialysis services for inpatients, including continuous renal placement therapy -- a gradual method of removing fluid and wastes from the blood of patients too ill to be treated with dialysis. We use leading-edge vascular (blood vessel) access procedures to make dialysis more convenient and efficient.
We work closely with our kidney transplant team to manage your care with the latest treatments available while you are on the transplant wait list. Our transplant surgeons are nationally recognized leaders in treating chronic kidney disease. Our transplant center offers a strong living donor program for shorter waiting times and better outcomes compared to transplants with organs from deceased donors.